Case Study

Edinburgh Replacement Rail Bridge

 

Osprey have successfully completed the removal and replacement of an old rail bridge on Baberton Road, Edinburgh over a period of 19 hours. The old bridge was removed using the integral hydraulics on the SPMT trailer and positioned into a site-based lay-down area.

The old railway bridge needed to be removed prior to installation and the location of overhead lines and limited site access required the use of Self Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMT) rather than a mobile heavy lift crane.

The old bridge was removed using the integral hydraulics on the SPMT trailer and positioned into a site-based lay-down area.
Once this removal had been completed the Osprey Heavy Lift 900Te capacity jacking system was used to lift the new 202Te bridge from ground level to the SPMT.

The bridge was then installed onto the prepared abutments ahead of schedule allowing the main rail line into Edinburgh to open early.
The innovative use of the gantry jack system helped to reduce the risk on the project for our client as it allowed construction to take place at ground level and ensured the space restriction impact was minimised.

Osprey ensured the project was delivered ahead of schedule to reduce impact on the both rail users and local communities. The use of our system also reduced risk and our client was very happy with the outcome.

  • Train over new railway bridge
  • Old railway bridge removal on SPMT
  • New bridge on gantry
  • Gantry holding bridge
  • New bridge on SPMT
  • New bridge on SPMT
  • New bridge on gantry

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