When sections of the Cuningar Loop pedestrian bridge were lifted into place over a meander in the river Clyde in east Glasgow, the bridge was being put together for the second time. To ensure a perfect fit, a trial erection of the hundred metre bridge had already taken place at the Jamestown Steel site.
Collaboration on a Difficult Site
Specialist surveyors were brought in to produce a three-dimensional scan of the bridge once the trial erection was completed; this was so that the scan could be checked against the dimensions of the pier and bearings already built by Robertson Civil Engineering, the contractors who were also responsible for the bridge abutments and access embankments. Progress at the site was further complicated by old mine workings and a trunk sewer, as well as electrical and water supplies running through the abutments.
Jamestown Manufacturing worked in partnership with Bourne Construction to supply a wide range of size plate girders, weighing up to 15 tonnes each, during the construction of a twelve-storey office building on a prime site in central London.
Jamestown Manufacturing made a major contribution to the construction of the largest urban shopping centre in Europe when we produced large steel girders for the Westfield Shopping City Extension project in Stratford, East London.