BCAL were delighted to have been appointed by SEGRO to provide CDM services on this £10m infrastructure project.
The project was to improve the traffic flow on the Slough Trading Estate over the Great Western Railway, by providing a new steel bridge to sit alongside the original Brunel-designed bridge, which is now fully pedestrianised.
The bridge is 52m long, 16m wide and weighs 518 tonnes. It was assembled on the Trading Estate and then moved, using specialist trucks travelling at 0.5mph, onto a temporary ramp. It was then launched over the mainline railway, coming to rest on new abutments, in an overnight operation to reduce disruption. The temporary steel nose and tail structures were removed after the launch was completed.
Services, carriageway and footpaths were constructed and tied into the newly diverted Leigh Road.
Client : SEGRO
Contractor : Osborne