ALE has successfully completed the Chowdene Bank bridge replacement in Gateshead, UK, using the AK912 crane.
ALE was contracted to jack and weigh the two bridge decks to be replaced and install the new deck sections for the Chowdene Bank Bridge, which is located over a four track railway in Team Valley.
ALE first lifted and removed the two existing decks using the AK912 crane. The cill units were then lifted and installed, and finally, ALE installed the new deck sections.
Dan Flavell, ALE’s Project Manager said: “Some of the biggest challenges we faced during the replacement operation was during the rigging and derigging phases. The site area was extremely compact. We worked closely with the client, Amco Rail, to complete a vast amount of civil works which enabled the AK912 crane to be rigged as and where required. The crane location was situated at the top of a bank, with only access from a sloping, twisting road. The team worked hard to complete the project and perform around 20 lifts in total over three consecutive weekend possessions.”