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Cleethorpes Road Overbridge


Utilising industry-leading innovative solutions, VolkerLaser provided vital refurbishment to this fundamental transport link, which sees over 20,000 vehicles pass over the structure every day.

Key Services Provided

  • Concrete repairs
  • Joint replacement
  • Resurfacing
  • Drainage works
  • Bearing replacement

Situated on the busy A180 over the main Grimsby to Cleethorpes railway line, the bridge is a valuable infrastructure asset to local communities and businesses; providing essential access to the seaside town of Cleethorpes and the Grimsby Docks.

To ensure that the bridge remained open for the entirety of works, carefully planned contra flow traffic management arrangements were implemented on evenings; ensuring disruption to local residents and businesses was kept to an absolute minimum.

VolkerLaser had the innovative idea of constructing reinforced concrete corbels stitched to the existing piers from which to jack the bridge. The corbels were designed to provide support to the jacking system to lift the deck during the bearing replacement operation, thus eliminating the need for any works at ground level.

Through close liaison between our site team and the temporary works designer, VolkerLaser were able to find practical efficiencies by virtue of the repetitive nature of the innovative scheme in order to make further significant time and cost savings.


Collaboration commendation

Shortlisted for the IHE Team of the Year award at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards, teamwork was essential on the project; collaborating with engineering consultants Cass Hayward, North East Lincolnshire’s appointed consultants; Cofely GDF Suez and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Carrying traffic over the railway line, early dialogue with Network Rail in the early stages of the contract also ensured they were happy with working methods.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    North East Lincolnshire Council / Cofely
  • Value
    £1.7 million
  • Duration
    September 2014 - June 2015
  • Project categories

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