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Up and Under!

Posted: Wednesday 14th January 2009

Facelift recently hired out there 46m Bronto to Edmund Nuttalls allowing them to undertake concrete finishing works to the soffit of a new bridge being built over an old viaduct on the Old River Soar in Upperton Road Leicester.

The five day hire was part of a 1.91 million pound scheme by Leicester City Council to replace the 100 year old Upperton Road Viaduct with a new low-level road, a bridge over the Old River Soar and new pedestrian cycle way acting as a catalyst for regeneration. The viaduct was on a major arterial route which carried some 20,000 vehicles per day, a busy and vital part of the city’s main transport network and previously had a 7.5 GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) restriction applied due to its condition.

Jim O’Grady Manager at Facelift commented ‘The 46 metre platform is normally used for working at height, however, it does have the added advantage of being able to work with excellent manoeuvrability below ground level.’ Jim went on to say that “Using this type of machine ensures that there’s a minimal disturbance to city centre life not least its ability to set up and deploy without fuss’.

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