New 4,000 Tonne Bridge To Be Built In Immingham

The town of Immingham near Grimsby underwent serious bridge construction work over the Christmas period thanks to a collaboration between civil engineering firm Freyssinet and contractor Costain.

The bridge will be built beneath a critical freight railway on Rosper Road, the Grimsby Telegraph reports, with the work forming part of an £88.4 million Highways England project intended to help improve road access to the docks.

Construction of the bridge began back in July 2015 and the team worked nine-hour shifts in order to get the job done in time.

Andrew Jones, roads minister, described the engineering project as an important step to improving access to the port, forming part of the government’s £15 billion roads investment scheme.

“This is a complex piece of engineering at a strategically important site which is why our contractors will be doing this work over the Christmas period. Collaboration has been an instrumental part of this project, not merely between our contractors and Network Rail but also with our local stakeholders. We are extremely proud to be playing such an important role,” Ben Ridgeon, Highways England project manager, added.

Other work Freyssinet has been involved in includes improving Glasgow’s subway network, a 119-year-old system that shuttles some 13 million people around each year. This is the first full-scale upgrade the system has seen for three decades, with annulus grouting, resin injection leak-sealing and the cleaning of the tunnel lining, drainage channel and track bed all included in the work that needs to be done.