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Project Summary

Sharp Lane Bridge A1-M1 link up project

Site: Sharp Lane Bridge A1-M1

The bridge in the picture is a 74m span motorway overbridge total weight 1575 tons, which has moved 21m in 4.5 hours to its final position, the bridge was lowered 300mm onto the permanent bearings, the photograph was taken from the road where it used to be!

Some interesting facts
The bridge was moved on 8.250 ton capacity rollers running on mild steel tracks. using 3.40 ton capacity hydraulic pushing units, controlled and monitored from a central point. The total force required to move the bridge was 57 tons. The motorway was closed during the move but open during the lowering operation.

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Sharp Lane Bridge



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