Goole Swing Bridge

  • Sector


  • Duration

    6 Weeks

  • Location

    River Ouse, Goole

  • Form of Contract

  • Overview

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.