The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
USL Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
USL Ekspan were contracted by Gateshead Council to replace 60 metres of existing Euroflex reinforced elastomeric expansion joints on the Redheugh Bridge. This structure carries the A6082 over the River Tyne and is one of the main arteries bringing traffic from the A1 into the busy city of Newcastle. Due to this being such a vital route, the works had to be undertaken over two separate weekend closures from 10pm Friday night to 5am Monday morning to minimise disruption.
USL Ekspan removed the existing Euroflex mat expansion joints and installed our new next generation Transflex TR range at all four locations on the structure. This included the TR180, TR270 and TR380 systems. Despite the testing conditions brought by Storm Dennis, USL Ekspan completed these works ahead of programme and within budget creating another great reference for the next generation Transflex system.
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