UK-based heavy haulage expert Collett & Sons has delivered four 48 m-long steel bridge sections from Bolton to the Salterhebble Bridge project in Halifax, UK, on behalf of Calderdale Council.

Spanning the Calder & Hebble Navigation 1

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 Over a two-week period, the 56-tonne bridge sections, manufactured by Severfield, were loaded onto two Faymonville eight-axle jeep dolly bogie trailers.

The first of two bridge sections – outer paired girders – then made a 64-km journey from Bolton to Halifax while travelling under police escort and accompanied by Collett’s Code of Practice pilot cars.

Due to the length of the bridges, and the road layout on approach to the site, each of the cargoes were required to pull past Stainland Road and reverse the final 200 m to site, said Collett.

Once on site, the sections were stored on trailers before being lifted into position to span the Calder and Hebble Navigation inland waterway, which will eventually form a link road.

The trailers returned back to Severfield’s site where the remaining two sections – inner paired girders – were loaded and delivered the following week.