March 27 - UK headquartered heavy lift specialist ALE has completed the transportation and installation of a 250 tonne bridge in South Staffordshire, UK.
The bridge is an important part of the i54 project that has seen three local councils invest in the development of a 1,000 sq m business park. The 45 m bridge will serve a new engine manufacturing plant and water treatment works. It will also act as a footpath across the M54 motorway, near Wolverhampton.
The bridge was installed in a nighttime operation requiring a partial closure of the M54. ALE used 24-axle lines of SPMTs to shift the heavy load approximately 400 m from its fabrication position to the installation site.
The bridge will be temporarily used for construction traffic for the i54 project before being opened to the public later this year.
Gareth Evans, project engineer at ALE said: "The move and installation itself was fairly straightforward utilising our SPMTs and their hydraulic functions to install the bridge to its abutments."