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Allerton Steel - Building Bridges - Horden Station Access Bridge

Posted on 08 September 2020

Allerton Steel - Building Bridges - Horden Station Access Bridge

We have recently completed our latest bridge project fabricating and installing the station access bridge for the new station development at Horden County Durham. The scope of work included a 14m main span, 200m of access ramp and landing sections, two staircases and supporting trestles. The total weight of this structure was 170te formed mainly from plate and hot rolled hollow section, S355 J2+N and S355 J2H. Fabrication standard of BS EN 1090-2 Execution Class 3. Protective treatment was the Network Rail N1 Metal Spray system. Anti-slip surfacing was applied to all walking surfaces on the main span, ramps, landings and stairs. The installation was completed at the height of the recent "lockdown" restrictions over 21 consecutive RoR night time possessions, using two mobile cranes the largest being a 500te crane with a Luffing Jib. While the size of the transported assemblies were well within our usual experience it was the sequencing and logistics of the loads to ensure a smooth installation that provided the challenge. The scheme was delivered on time and to plan.

We can assist with bridge scheme access all sectors,

- Rail Bridges we are qualified via RISQS for Network Rail schemes

- Road Bridges we are qualified under the HE Sector 20 scheme

- Pedestrian Bridges we are qualified under the BCSA RQSC scheme

Quality People

Operating from our modern workshops and office facilities in Northallerton North Yorkshire, with over 3,675 sq m (40,000 sq ft) capacity. The workshops offer a lift capacity up to 60 tonnes and are equipped with modern plant and machinery including semi-automatic welding, CNC operated profile, saw, drilling and milling machines. Additionally, we have a 3D modelling and surveying system to assist with complex fabrications and inspection.

Quality Fabrications 

Allerton Steel is experienced in fabricating a wide range of fabrications including road, rail, foot and bridleway bridges.

We hold many qualifications including approvals for ISO 9001:2015,

BS EN 1090-2:2018, BS EN ISO 3834-2:2005 and BS 18001:2007

In addition, we can offer installation services if required across the UK.

 For information please call Paul Denning

01609 774471   /   07764 470558