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Marcon Place Underbridge Reconstruction

BS Steels was asked to deliver a new bridge parapet for this new railway bridge over Marcon Place, London E8. This project involved ambitious timescales and considerable technical challenge. Design, manufacture and installation had to be achieved within a 4-week timescale.

old and new railway bridge marcon place london e8
Old and new: Marcon Place railway bridge

Over Easter Bank Holiday 2013, seven independent rail bridges supporting four tracks and four platforms at Hackney Downs Station were demolished and reconstructed – all within 99 hours. Main contractor Osborne’s time-lapse video (below) captures this remarkable and challenging project.

BS Steels provided the following services:

  • Our own EDM survey, modelled on our TEKLA® system, involving very complex loading calculations.
  • Design and manufacture, including galvanising, special anti-graffiti powder coating, and anti-vandal fixings. We called on specialists MGC+ to galvanise and powder coat 10 tonnes of steel plates.
  • More than 200 diamond-drilled holes through the concrete upstand, to zero tolerances.
  • An on-site timetable reflecting the necessity to have the parapets complete and services relaid and connected, before the platform extensions could be used.

Main contractor Osborne’s time-lapse video captures this remarkable and challenging project.

The Marcon Place Underbridge Reconstruction project was ‘Highly Commended’ in 2013’s Network Rail Partnership Awards for ‘Best Medium Project Category’. The Awards were created by Network Rail to reward the great partnerships that exist within the rail industry. Partnership is at the heart of all we do, and we were proud to have played our part in this project.

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