Working with our partners Taylor Woodrow Alstom Joint Venture, NET, Tramlink Nottingham and Nottingham City Council; we have produced this film showing the engineering excellence taking place on the NET Phase Two Project in Nottingham. The film shows the 1,000-tonne bridge which will form part of an elevated tram route through a Nottingham hospital site being moved into place. The new steel, bowstring arch bridge was jacked up 6m (20ft) to its installation height and was moved overnight on Saturday 28th September 2013. Part of the A52 in Nottingham was closed while this fantastic “feat of engineering” took place. The £570m tram extension is due to be completed by the end of the year. Several hundred people turned out to watch the bridge being moved into place near Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.
The tram bridge weighs more than 1,000 tonnes
The complete bridge is 62m (203ft) long
Tracking the bridge from the site compound to its final position over the highway took about three-and-a-half hours