Transportation of M6 bridge beams

Civil Engineering

Equipment Used:

  • Modular Trailer
  • Bolstered Turntables
  • Tractor Unit
  • Stools


Services Provided:

  • Transportation
  • Route Study
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Swept Path Analysis

Delivery of ten 48m long bridge beams

Allelys have successfully delivered ten 48m long bridge beams as part of the M6 Junction 10 improvement scheme.

The project was split into two phases, with five beams delivered in July and five in September. The beams, ranging in weight from 92te to 122te, were required to be delivered in convoy during the pre-set road closure.

Due to the length of the beams, Allelys completed an in depth route survey to identify the best possible route and measure the pinch points along that route. Swept path analysis was also completed to ensure that the transport configuration could successfully pass through with the abnormal loads.

A solution was engineered to utilise specialist trailers in a 4 axle plus 6 axle configuration with bolstered turntables to enable manoeuvrability of the bridge beams along the designated route.

Each set of five bridge beams were transported 165 miles from Darlington to junction 10 of the M6.

“With a road closure in place on the M6 to complete the scope of work, it was essential that Allelys met the delivery schedule,” explains Zac Smout, Project Manager at Allelys. “Each set of five bridge beams were required to be delivered in convoy and the team worked seamlessly together to successfully deliver the cargo.”

In addition to the transportation services, the Allelys team also provided full engineering and project management support.

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