Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

Client: Highways England, Freyssinet Ltd, Jacksons, COWI

Project: Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

Project Overview

Longitudinal Restaint Project

Why SHAW Manufacturing

With all bridge projects SHAW Manufacturing follows a first time approch and seeks out opportunities to replicate and simulate key details, ensuring our employees are trained and ready to execute site operations safely and correctly.

Key Benefits:

  • Establish datums and reference points to allow precision execution.
  • Reduce possible errors to an absolute minimum.
  • Ability to test and and determine correctness and varify competence.
  • Able to provide assurance that tasks can be done within planned road closures when required.

The Solution

Longitudinal Restaint Project, which included:

  • Survey, Detailed Drawings, Fabrication, Painting and Installation;
  • Four complex restraint assemblies (fully machined) approx 4T each and install to the underside of the main girders either side of the main bearing;
  • Manufacture of drilling jigs, 144 drilled holes through 140mm thk. main girder flange, specialist handling equipment designed bespoke to ensure safe installation works.

Key Achievements

Site Welding and Fabrication

  • Site survey and population of interface drawings.
  • Site welding and fabrication in accordance with NHSS 20, BS EN ISO 1090 Execution class 4, ISO 3834-2, Series 1800 Structural Steelwork.
  • Over 100 mobilisations to site. Over 15,000 holes marked and drilled at site. Over 800T of steelwork installed.

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