"The Biggest Beams In The Country?"

27 Jul 2016

With recent investment at its Nottinghamshire plant, our Full Member ABM Precast Solutions has increased its prestressed beam range, to include U & W beams. The company now has the capacity to supply the biggest beams in use in the country, with lengths of 44m and the ability to deliver units which weigh over 100 tonnes.

The first project to take advantage of this investment was the M8 M73 M74 Improvement Scheme near Glasgow. Nine, 90 tonne, 42 metre pre stressed bridge beams were installed recently at junction 5, the Raith Interchange on the M74. Believed to be the largest bridge beams of this type fabricated in the UK in recent times, each beam was cast in purpose built heated moulds to achieve the load transfer strength.

Mike Sanderson, Business Development Manager at ABM said:
“This was a technically and logistically challenging project but one for which both we and our transport partners have heavily invested to create the capability. Manufacture, transportation and installation proceeded closely to plan allowing the remained of the programme to proceed close to target.”