Tame Valley Viaduct gets steel upgrade
Working on behalf of VolkerFitzpatrick, Taziker Industrial is undertaking steelwork strengthening works on the 620m-long Tame Valley Viaduct in Birmingham.
Built in the early 1970s, the viaduct forms the northern end of the A38(M) Aston Expressway near Spaghetti Junction. It is 25m-wide and carries seven lanes of traffic over its 22 spans.
The strengthening of the viaduct’s superstructure is being achieved with the addition of steel plates, secured in position using a combination of welded and bolted connections.
In addition to strengthening, anti-corrosion paint is being applied to the structure, alongside other refurbishment works to help preserve the viaduct’s longevity and minimise the need for future maintenance.
In order to minimise disruption, the viaduct will remain open throughout the works, which are due to complete in early 2025.