Temporary steel bridge launched for Crossrail
A 110m-long temporary steel road bridge weighing 350t has been launched over the Great Western Main Line as part of the Crossrail works.
The temporary structure from Mabey Hire (part of the Mabey Group of companies) was installed at Thorney Lane, in Iver, ahead of the demolition of the existing bridge at Christmas.
The bridging system that forms the temporary bridge is a standardised steelwork kit that was assembled on site before being launched into place.
“Once the new bridge is open the temporary structure will be de-launched, dismantled and the kit reused as part of our hire fleet to form another structure,” says Chris Carter, Mabey Hire Contracts Director.
Mabey Bridge, one of Mabey Hire’s sister companies, fabricates and supplies the steel sections for the bridging system.