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Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over the River Spey to carry 197 tonne construction traffic
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Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over the River Spey to carry 197 tonne construction traffic

Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over the River Spey to carry 197 tonne construction traffic

A temporary bridge built over the River Spey in Scotland will support construction of the new SSE Melgarve Substation.

Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has installed a temporary bridge over the River Spey in Laggan, Inverness-shire. The new Mabey Universal bridge provides heavy-duty vehicle access for the BAM Nuttall construction of a substation as part of a power line upgrade.

Mabey Bridge build over River Spey
Mabey Bridge build temporary bridge over River Spey in driving snow

The 50-metre bridge enables the Siemens BAM JV to drive load vehicle up to 197 tonnes, which will help delivering the 110 tonne transformer, to the SSE Melgarve substation. The current bridge, which is not suitable to carry that load, remains in place, providing an alternative public traffic access route.

Chris Carter, Contracts Director at Mabey commented, “This new bridge is critical to help BAM Nuttall keep the construction of the new substation moving quickly, safely and efficiently. Tough winter conditions made this a difficult job, but we were pleased to install the bridge in just 22 working days, allowing BAM Nuttall to carry exceptionally heavy loads and providing additional public traffic access for the wider community.”

Mabey Bridge build over River Spey
Construction of temporary bridge over the River Spey

Ian Steele, Project Manager at Siemens BAM said, “A heavy duty access solution to the project, in an area of high environmental value was required urgently. Mabey’s response was excellent, rising to the challenge – they worked with us as a team through difficult Scottish weather, and we managed to successfully complete the project ahead of schedule.”

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