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Company: Betts Construction
Project Location: North East England

Project Overview

In the heart of the Lake District, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the North East of England, lies the small village of Pooley Bridge on the southern end of Ullswater. It takes its name from the bridge over the River Eamont.

 

Project Requirements

  • Prefabricated 495 ton (450 Tonne) architectural stainless steel and concrete, two-lane road bridge
  • Two lane road bridge with 132′ (40 m) clear span

Formwork Used

HAND-E-FORM

SUPER STUD

PLATE GIRDER

E-Z DECK

Customer Benefits

  • Cast-in-place bridge abutments
  • Supporting construction frame to the steel structure during erection
  • Falsework support to the complex lower concrete arch prior to the completed structure being lifted into its final position.

 

Having decided to move away from the original contract of forming and casting the deck whilst suspended over the river, and once Betts became involved, we put forward the forming of the lower arch deck by precasting in the adjacent existing car park area. We pushed our proposals forward with the confidence that EFCO’s equipment and level of design support would overcome any obstacles, as we moved forward into the detailed support and formwork design requirements. Indeed, such was the proactive and technical level of support that was required to react and resolve the numerous eccentric loadings that needed to be catered to for this unusual stainless steel box section framework, that Betts’ and EFCO’s expertise was extended to cover the support and stability of the frame in addition to the original concrete requirements for the deck structure, as well as the abutments, which were formed within cofferdams using EFCO HAND-E-FORM system. The Lower Arch Deck was erected within a shortened time period and has now been stripped satisfactorily. It is ready for the main contractor to lift and crane the deck into place over the river. The level of EFCO’s support, equipment service and technical support was never in doubt, throughout our company, with major wall formwork and deck support systems continuing smoothly for some time now on our Caernarfon and Warrington bypass schemes.

– Trevor Betts, Owner Betts Construction

After Storm Desmond
Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
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Pooley Bridge, England
After Storm Desmond
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