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Bridge aids town’s flood defences

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nElginOct13Steelwork erection for the replacement Pansport Bridge in Elgin, Moray, which forms part of the town’s £86M flood alleviation scheme, is nearing completion.

The 75m long bridge, the largest of three in the overall scheme, is a two-span arch structure with a suspended deck requiring 600t of steelwork.

The arches are constructed from fabricated plate trapezoidal boxes that provide support for the main carriageway deck via a series of cable hangers.

Cantilever sections are connected to the deck on either side of the arches to provide segregated pedestrian walkways.

To minimise the number of crane lifts, the walkways have all been fabricated and transported to site in modules measuring 4.8m wide with lengths varying from 15m to 21m.

Cleveland Bridge, working on behalf of Morrison Construction, is the steelwork contractor for the project.

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