Congratulations to our EKFB team for successfully installing 21 pre-tensioned concrete U beams, each weighing in excess of 55 tonnes, to support the new Oxford Road overbridge that we’re constructing in Aylesbury. It will eventually carry local highway traffic safely over the new HS2 route.
The logistically challenging activity began in May and to ensure this key milestone was achieved to programme, seven beams were installed each week. The beams were delivered from a factory in Ireland and installed using a 650-tonne telescopic crane. The crane operated from a specially designed working platform, was reinforced with geogrids to minimise the use of granular material, helping to reduce our embodied carbon emissions.
Twelve months of collaborative planning with our Highways team and supply chain partners meant we could deliver safely and on time.
The new three span continuous bridge structure will be approximately 70 metres long and approximately 14 metres wide. It’s all part of the programme of works that we’re carrying out to realign the A418, to facilitate the new HS2 railway line.
Congratulations to all involved in the safe, professional, and efficient delivery of the works!