151m x 2.5m Cable Stay Bridge

A new 151m cable stay bridge installed across a valley in Ebbw Vale by CTS in June this year allows local residents to safely cross above a road, railway line and river and thus avoiding a lengthy journey to access local schools and leisure facilities. The new bridge has a 34m high cable mast to support the four spans of 47m, 50m, 30m, and 25m with tensioned cables.

The bridge is on the site of a former steelwork and the area has been regenerated over the last 3-4 years with the bridge providing the final link. CTS's installation team were on site for two weeks. The cables connecting the bridges to the cable tower were tensioned using a Macalloy Techno Tensioner. Varying sizes cranes were used by CTS to lift the bridge spans into place including a 500 tonne, 250 tonne, 150 tonne and a 40m Mechanical Work Platform. 60m of matching off bridge parapet were installed to complete the works.

Published: Thursday, 10th July 2014 at 2:25pm