VIDEO: COMPLEXITY OF SKEW BRIDGE REPLACEMENT WORKS REVEALED IN NEW AERIAL VIDEO

A new video has revealed the complex work undertaken by Island Roads to replace a heavily used railway footbridge in Shanklin.

The video demonstrates the difficulties faced by work crews and engineers including sharp bends, large sections of steelwork, aerial lifts and dark conditions.

As previously reported by Island Echo, the 9-tonne Skew Bridge was removed by rail crane in May as part of the refurbishment process before being refitted several weeks later.

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Captured on film both from the air and on the ground, the process to install the new bridge shows crews negotiating tight bends with the large steel structure before working throughout the night to crane it into place and secure it.

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Ben
Ben
1 month ago

And island roads workers stood watching that’s about right

The Dirty Bounder
The Dirty Bounder
1 month ago

Makes one wonder how during the war the damaged bridges, rails and the Mulberry harbours were constructed, whilst be bombed, straffed with machine gun fire, with limited equipment, little comforts at the end of a long day, and all the while wondering if your family back home were safe.

Now with computer aided design, latest machinery, the only ‘threat’ some local mouthing off, hardly an achievment compared.

worry wort
worry wort
1 month ago

A remarkable bit of engineering, well done to everyone who was involved in taking the old bridge off and replacing it with the new one.

Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Reply to  worry wort
1 month ago

Really ? Can’t wait to see it on the discovery channel.

Jim Bean
Jim Bean
1 month ago

Top Job! Well done to everyone involved.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Will be even better when trains start running underneath it

A Palling
A Palling
Reply to  Rob
1 month ago

Toot toot

 

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