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Congratulations to our team working on the Chelmsford North East Bypass Scheme, in Essex for safely and successfully lifting and installing the bridge beams onto the new reinforced concrete abutments. This was a critical milestone in our journey to completing the new bridge, for our customer Essex County Council.

Thinking differently to keep everyone safe and minimise working at height, the team installed the permanent and temporary formwork deck on the bridge beams at ground level ahead of lifting the beams into place. This safe method also helped to drive efficiencies in the overall programme for completion of the bridge deck.

The new highway bridge is being constructed on a green field site, which is part of a wider scheme to support the economic growth and development in the county, to improve accessibility for the residents of Essex. The scheme involves building a single span integral bridge structure and approach embankments. Comprising of weathering steel beams with a reinforced concrete deck, integral abutments and piled foundations. It will allow the quarry operations to continue whilst the construction of new main bypass road is completed, ahead of becoming a public highway

We’ve been carrying out the works since September 2022 and are on track to complete in September 2023.

Thank you to everyone involved for achieving this key milestone and eliminating key risks to ensure everyone can go home safely.

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