30 Sep '13, 7pm

New tram bridge over A52 in #nottingham: client's perspective: Now, when's the tram due?

New tram bridge over A52 in #nottingham: client's perspective: Now, when's the tram due?

Scores of onlookers witness spectacular engineering feat Scores of onlookers turned out to witness a spectacular feat of engineering at the weekend as a striking new tram bridge was manoeuvred into position over the A52. An integral part of the expansion of Nottingham’s tram network, it was moved from the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) campus to its current position using state-of-the-art transporters. Measuring 62 metres long and weighing more than 1,000 tonnes, the new steel bowstring arch bridge was jacked six metres up to its installation height before its final journey on top of four 40-wheel self-propelled modular transporters. The bridge is one of a series of structures that will eventually form a 300 metre long elevated tram route through the QMC, over the A52 and down into The University of Nottingham’s campus. Michael Anderson, Project Director for the NET Phase Tw...

Full article: http://www.thetram.net/latest-news/1/tram-super-structure/

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