Beaver Bridges – for building, loading, transporting, splicing and erecting a 52m clear span bridge eventually weighing 70 tonnes over the A1 in one 12-hour shift. Working closely with their friends at Mammoet, rigging and de-rigging the crane, they even had time to check the road surface and re-open the road 2 hours ahead of schedule.
Sally Traffic, on announcing the Winner:
This very tight timeframe meant careful planning and close teamwork were required. Safety was a paramount concern – everybody had to work quickly, whilst under extreme pressure. The task was carried out on time, without incident and on budget – an impressive achievement and an excellent example of a well trained, multi-skilled crew working as a team, liaising and working closely with both the authorities and the crane crews…
In the words of our Judges:
“The very tight timeframe of less than 12 hours meant that both careful planning and close teamwork were required to bring the two sections to site, assemble them, lift them into place and secure the structure in place across a major road is an impressive achievement. The company’s multi-skilled crew had to liaise and work closely with both the crane crews and the authorities, safety was a paramount concern – everybody had to work quickly – whilst under extreme time pressure. The task was carried out on time, without incident and on budget, an excellent example of a well trained crew working as a team.”
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