Sector Transport infrastructure
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2014
Project location Wales
Contractor CTS Bridges
Products used 141x2.5m cable stay bridge
 
 

Challenge

The site of the former steelworks in Ebbw Vale was subject to a major regeneration project.

Solution

A new 151m cable stay bridge was installed by CTS in June 2014. The bridge has a 34m high cable mast to support the four spans of 47, 50, 30 and 25m with tensioned cables.

The cables connecting the bridges to the cable tower were tensioned using a Macalloy Techno Tensioner. Varying sizes of cranes were used by CTS to lift the bridge spans into place including a 500 tonne, 250 tonne, 150 tonne and a 40m mechanical work flatform. 60m of matching off bridge parapet were installed to complete the works.

CTS's team was on site for 2 weeks.

Outcome

The bridge provides the final link in the area's regeneration and allows local residents to safely cross above a road, railway line and river thus avoiding a lengthy journey to access local schools and leisure facilities.


Challenge

The site of the former steelworks in Ebbw Vale was subject to a major regeneration project.

Solution

A new 151m cable stay bridge was installed by CTS in June 2014. The bridge has a 34m high cable mast to support the four spans of 47, 50, 30 and 25m with tensioned cables.

The cables connecting the bridges to the cable tower were tensioned using a Macalloy Techno Tensioner. Varying sizes of cranes were used by CTS to lift the bridge spans into place including a 500 tonne, 250 tonne, 150 tonne and a 40m mechanical work flatform. 60m of matching off bridge parapet were installed to complete the works.

CTS's team was on site for 2 weeks.

Outcome

The bridge provides the final link in the area's regeneration and allows local residents to safely cross above a road, railway line and river thus avoiding a lengthy journey to access local schools and leisure facilities.


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