VolkerLaser has recently completed the installation of two new bridges on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).
Following the removal of the old bridges 24 and 25 earlier this year, last week saw the installation of two new steel bridges, each weighing 40 tonne and spanning 15 metres. The new bridges will carry the railway over the Eller Beck river, near Goathland, replacing the 150 year old bridge that previously stood there.
The works form part of the wider NYMR ‘Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey’ project, a £10m project which will ensure the 180 year old line remains in service for future generations.
NYMR director of civil engineering Tim Bruce said: “We’ve enjoyed a really good working relationship with VolkerLaser, who were able to step in following the collapse last summer of engineering firm Cleveland Bridge, which was originally scheduled to carry out the work. We are now able to press ahead on schedule to reopen on April 4th.”
VolkerLaser operations director for steel Jim Mawson said: “This week represents the culmination of many hours of planning and preparation, and it is fantastic to see the new bridges being installed on time for NYMR following the removal of the life-expired bridges in January.
“The new bridges will allow NYMR to operate continuously for many decades, and we at VolkerLaser are proud to be involved, and to be included in the Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project.”
Works on site are set to complete in April 2022.
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