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Richter design temporary support for new bridge

As part of the new Monkey Island bridge structure and Thames Bray bridge widening scheme, Richter were contracted by Cleveland Bridge to develop the details of temporary supports required for the installation and temporary condition of the new bridge girders.

We designed temporary restraints and supports, detailed in a way to enable adjustment for installing the connecting splice plates. In addition to this we also produced the calculations, general arrangement drawings and detailed fabrication drawings.

The main bridge girders were delivered to site in transportable sections in order to fit on the back of delivery vehicles. Once on site the girders were assembled as braced pairs then welded prior to lifting into permanent position.

Having gained valuable knowledge of how our client operates and an understanding of their systems and methods, we are able to support the contractor with developing efficient temporary works solutions.

Liaising with the Temporary Works Co-ordinator as the single point of contact enables us to get an understanding of the logistical and technical constraints that are to be overcome, whilst working alongside other specialist contractors allowing our expertise to achieve a common goal – the successful completion of the overall project. 

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