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24th September 2020



Ainscough Crane Hire recently worked with Nu Steel Structures to install two new pedestrian and cycle bridges over areas of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass as part of lead contractor Galliford Try’s work on the major infrastructure project.

The 38-tonne bridges were put into place in August, one on Bloxholm Lane and another in Greetwell.

They are 31 metres long and will provide access for walkers and cyclists going over the new 7.5km bypass in Lincoln.

The job was completed by Ainscough operator Ian Smalley using a 150t crane.

Phil Davies, area sales manager at Ainscough Crane Hire, said “It was a pleasure for Ainscough to work with Nu Steel Structures and Galliford Try on Lincolnshire County Council’s project for improving local travel infrastructure. Through teamwork and collaboration with our project partners, the work was able to be completed in an efficient, safe and timely manner.”

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Over the past month, the team has lifted two new footbridges into place.

“Now that they’re in place, we’ll be focusing on completing the ramps and parapets for both bridges, ahead of opening them to pedestrians, cyclists and anyone else not using a motor vehicle when the bypass opens later this year.”

This was the latest collaboration between Ainscough and Nu Steel Structures on the Lincolnshire Eastern Bypass, following the installation of bridges at Hawthorn and South Delph.

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