Archive for 2012

14December2012

Bridge Beams and Deck Units for Farm Bridge, Scotland

This contract in April 2012 consisted of the removal of an existing masonry arch bridge down to springer stone level outside Ecclefechan in Scotland. Carillion Civil Engineering were awarded the project and Shay Murtagh Precast were contracted to design and manufacture the precast concrete deck and bridge beams to replace the arch including L-shaped ballast

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19November2012

Concrete Bridge Beams for Cross Rail’s Pudding Mill Lane

CROSSRAIL, one of the largest projects currently in construction in the UK and Europe is due to open in 2018/19. Morgan Sindall secured the C350 Crossrail Pudding Mill Lane project which includes as part of its remit a six span viaduct to carry track for the Docklands Light Railway. They awarded Shay Murtagh Precast with

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05November2012

Bridge Beams for Old Lane Bridge Rebuild, Prescot

Network Rail’s vision for faster, more frequent rail services between the region’s main cities as well as plans to electrify the railway between Manchester, Liverpool, Huyton and Wigan commenced work in early January 2012. Shay Murtagh Precast manufactured and delivered the precast units and bridge beams required for this project.  

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25October2012

Any questions or comments for our Bridge Design Engineer?

2012 saw Shay Murtagh Precast launch Edition 2 of our Bridge Beam Technical Manual. Many of you who signed up for the Manual helped with Edition 2 in submitting further information requests to which we both replied and included as necessary. Our Senior Bridge Beam Design Engineer has covered all bases.

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Tunnel Segments for c310
11October2012

Precast Concrete Tunnel Segments for C310 Thames Tunnel

Joint Venture partners HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and J Murphy & Sons Limited (HMJV) have been appointed by state owned Crossrail to undertake the prestigious €220 million C310 Thames Tunnel Project. This project will see the construction of two tunnel’s with a total length of around 5.5 kilometers in southeast London and part of which runs

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24September2012

Bridge Beams For Network Rail at Molesey Road

In January 2012 Shay Murtagh Precast was awarded the contract by BAM Nuttall.This consisted of the manufacture and delivery of the precast concrete units and bridge beams required for Molesey Road under bridges (bridge components). The project consisted of the replacement of the upside and downside decks of a railway bridge for which the following

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07September2012

New Bridge Beams for Bolton Road Overbridge

As part of Network Rails programme of upgrading and replacing infrastructure, Carillion Construction Ltd was awarded the project to replace the life expired bridge deck of Bolton Road Overbridge. The project on the A579 north of Atherton involved demolishing the deck of the existing bridge and replacing utilising a series of track possessions.  

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09June2012

Irish Rail – UB3 (1027)

Shay Murtagh Precast were awarded order for the manufacture of a bridge deck unit, two bedstones, two run-on slab units and two ballast containers for UB3. The bridge had skewed ends and therefore all units were manufactured to accommodate this. The deck was 5.17m wide and 14.5m long and was cast as a single monolithic

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02June2012

KEPAK – Waste Water Treatment Plant

In August 2008 Shay Murtagh were appointed by one of Europe’s largest food processing companies ‘KEPAK’ to construct a number of precast, pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete tanks for the waste water treatment plant in their Kilbeggan facility. The project itself involved the construction of five tanks including Balance, Anoxic, Aeration, Sludge and Settlement tanks. The

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25May2012

Bridge Beams for New Access Bridge at Dundee Port

The replacement of the Dundee Port access bridge is part of the wider aim to improve access to Dundee Port primarily for HGV traffic. Stannergate Bridge’s capacity was restricted to 33T. This restriction along with other proposed junction improvements will allow for easier access to the trunk road network.  

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  • Posted by Jim Leavy  Posted on 25 May 2012  0 Comments
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