🌉 | HS2 | 700t bridge building machine begins construction of record-breaking viaduct

👉At 3.4km, the Colne Valley Viaduct will be the longest railway bridge in the UK.

👉There will be a total of 1,000 concrete segments needed for the viaduct’s deck.

👉The 18m-high, 18m-wide and 160m-long machine will sit on top of the bridge piers and lift the giant concrete deck segments that form the viaduct’s arches into position.

👉The viaduct construction is being led by Align JV – made up of Bouygues Travaux PublicsSir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

👉The machine, known as a ‘launching girder’, has been shipped in pieces from Hong Kong.. It has been put together by engineers on site over the last few months and is the only of its kind operating in the UK.

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