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Allerton bridges the Shiremoor gap

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More than 400t of steel was used for a new road bridge to service a housing development in Shiremoor, north Tyneside.

Allerton Engineering worked 36 weeks to create the 50m long structure, which will serve the new Earsdon View scheme built by national housing company Bellway.

Earsdon View is situated just off the A186 and will contain a mixture of around 125 three, four and five bedroom homes. Allerton’s bridge, which measures 25m wide, will carry traffic across the busy railway line that runs parallel to the estate.

Initially constructed in five separate sections at Allerton’s site in North Yorkshire, the bridge was trial erected at a special workshop in Gateshead. Once this was completed, it was then lifted into position with a 1,000t capacity crane.

Paul Denning, Managing Director, Allerton Engineering, said: “The Allerton Group is known for its ability to fabricate steel into almost any size that is transportable.

“The most difficult aspect of this particular project was battling with freezing temperatures and battering winds to get it into position, but our team battled through and everything is now in place ready for when Bellway complete their development.”

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