Goole Swing Bridge
Goole Swing Bridge is a six span bridge, situated between Goole and Saltmarsh carrying two tracks of the Gilberdyke to Goole line over the River Ouse.
Following a robust tender exercise in November 2009 Britcon was awarded a contract worth 1.8 million, from Network Rail Contractor Carillion, to carry out strengthening works to the 6 span Network Rail owned bridge. Works undertaken by Britcon comprised installation of 450 tonnes of new strengthening steelwork into the existing structure during a 6 week blockade commencing. The majority of this steelwork was secured utilising the existing rivet holes and required the removal and replacement, with specialist tension control bolts, of 45,000 rivets.
River Ouse, Goole