CTRL East Coast Main Line bridge launched
At CTRL’s final destination, St Pancras Station in central London, around sixty CTRL staff from contractor Kier-Nuttall and project manager Rail Link Engineering were engrossed with the second bridge launch. Nuttall is the civil engineering company of BAM in the United Kingdom.
During the launch the bridge was supported on steel skates and pushed out by hydraulic rams, which moved the bridge one metre increments and at a rate of ten metres per hour across the East Coast Main Line railway tracks. The bridge resembles a giant tube due to the acoustic grey cladding that will shield the local environment from CTRL train noise. The bridge will take Eurostar and CTRL domestic services from St Pancras station over the ECML and into the west portal of the CTRL London tunnel. ‘This major operation was achieved through the hard work of the Contract 103 integrated team and marks another significant milestone on this complicated and challenging project. Our strength is in the quality of the people on site and their committed attitude’, said Kier-Nuttall joint venture project manager, Russell Lang.