Bridges fall to Doosans in North Yorkshire, UK

By Lindsay Gale17 September 2010

Tyne Tees Demolition's Doosan excavators carry out their night bridge demolition

Tyne Tees Demolition's Doosan excavators carry out their night bridge demolition

Tyne Tees Demolition, based in Newton Aycliffe, UK, recently started its contract to remove six bridges on a section of the A1 highway. Using a fleet of four Doosan excavators the company's first phase of the scheme involved the overnight removal of Leases Over Bridge. The bridge was 'removed' during a 18.5 hour road closure commencing at 18.00 hours on a Saturday night and finishing the following day at 12.30.

Following the laying of carriageway protection, a Doosan Solar 500 and DX340, both equipped with heavy-duty hydraulic breakers, were used to break-out the bridge deck prior to a shear equipped DX300 cutting free the exposed steel beams, ready for lifting by a 500 tonne capacity mobile crane. The fleet was then used to remove the remaining abutments.

The bridge removal scheme is part of a three year A1 upgrade project in North Yorkshire costing a total of £318 million (US$495 million).

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