Bridge Installation for west coast main line in Lockerbie, UK
ALE installed a new bridge for the West Coast Main Line at the Land Farm Bridge site near Lockerbie, Scotland.
Due to overhead power cables ALE had to engineer a solution that enabled the removal of the original bridge and the installation of the new bridge without the use of cranes.
SPMT’s at narrow configurations were instead used to navigate the narrow lanes and access the bridges remote location. Logistical issues including tight bends on the roads also meant that other equipment had to be transported in compact loads. Therefore precise choices were made regarding the steelwork for the trestling and bridge deck.