Another bridge has been moved into position as work to construct Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit continues. The latest structure will carry the trams over the A52 and is part of a series of structures which will eventually form a 300 metre long elevated tram route through the Queens Medical Centre, over the A52 and down into the University of Nottingham’s campus.
The bridge was moved from the Queen’s Medical Centre using state of the art transporters. The new steel bowstring arch bridge was jacked six metres up to its installation height before its final journey on top of four 40 wheel self propelled modular transporters. It measures 62 metres long and weighs more than 1,000 tonnes.
Michael Anderson, Project Director for Taylor Woodrow Alstom, said: “Following the success of the bridge slide over Nottingham Railway Station, this is another key element of the construction project. The talents of a large team of people were involved in moving what is a spectacular structure into place – a further demonstration that the NET Phase Two project is really starting to take shape.”
* A timelapse video of the move can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydTDdqCUKlk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUQI-PXqrbAvhiEfK09MNbKQ