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Long loads leave Lincolnshire

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A total of eight 36.5m-long x 4m wide fabricated trusses have left steelwork contractor D.A Green & Sons’ yard, destined for a new engineering workshop project in Northamptonshire.

The steel trusses are said to be some of the longest loads ever seen in the company’s home county of Lincolnshire, and each unit required a police escort.

“The trusses are just low enough to pass under motorway bridges,” said Sean Clarke, Contracts Manager for D.A. Green. “We did however have to leave the highest purlin cleats off to get the clearance.”

The trusses will form the clear span roof for the new workshop, and Mr Clarke said the steelwork was transported in completed units in order to cut down on site welding.

The steel framed workshop will require D.A. Green to erect approximately 450t of structural steelwork.


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