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Seabraes bridge lifted in (video)

16 Apr 15 Contractor Morgan Sindall has lifted into place a 56-metre long steel bridge over the railway line in Dundee.

The lift of the Seabraes pedestrian bridge in progress
The lift of the Seabraes pedestrian bridge in progress

The £3m Seabraes pedestrian bridge was placed on Sunday 12th April. The lifting operation was entrusted to Baldwins Crane Hire, which used its new Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane for the job.

The crane has a rated capacity of 750 tonnes at seven metres radius. The Seabraes bridge structure weighed 70 tonnes. Despite some rain and gusts of wind the lift proceeded well, taking two hours to place the bridge across the east coast railway line west of Dundee railway station.

Once complete and operational in May, the bridge will give pedestrian, disabled and cycle access to the River Tay waterfront from the north of the town helping visitors avoid a 1.5km detour around the railway line.

Robert Ogg, area director for infrastructure projects at Morgan Sindall, said: “The lift this weekend was the culmination of many weeks of work for our team and was an exciting moment for us all. We approached the job with confidence and we look forward to opening the bridge to users in just a few weeks’ time.”

Morgan Sindall started work at the footbridge site in October 2014.

Here’s a video of the lift.

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