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Project: Bridge Dismantling, Monk Fryston
Client: AMCO/Network Rail
Location: Lumby Dock Overbridge, Monk Fryston, Leeds, North Yorkshire
Date: March 2014

The project involved removal of 26 No. Transverse Tie Beams and 2 No. Edge Beams during 2 no. x 8 hour track possessions.

26 No. Transverse Tie Beams @ 0.85kg each (7.5m Long)
2 No. Edge Beams @ 25te each (28m Long)


Possession No. 1
Scaffold towers were erected from track level to access tie beams at both ends. A 35t long reach excavator, sat on abutment walls was used to lift 17 No. of the tie beams out, after each end was flame cut from the scaffold towers. Detached beams were lowered on to a step frame low loader parked on the road.

Possession No. 2
A 500t mobile crane was rigged in the track side compound and full ballast installed. 4 of the remaining tie beams were removed manually using chain blocks attached to the edge beam upper flange. Each beam was detached by flame cutters and lowered on to wooden chocks. The remaining 5 no. tie beams were flame cut and lifted out using the 500t mobile crane, access to sling and cut tie beams was gained by mobile scaffold tower. Working from scaffold towers, slinging holes were cut in the edge beam webs and lifting chains attached, again from mobile scaffold towers. Individual edge beams were lifted off the impost bearings and lowered on to an articulated low loader trailer and transported back to Ron Hull Group Waste Transfer Station to be flame cut to size.

The Project was completed ahead of programme without incident. 

Infrastructure Demolition with Ron Hull Ltd- demolition contractors and waste management experts.

Infrastructure undoubtedly has the potential to pose the broadest range of challenges in a decommissioning project. Often intersecting with other, active infrastructure, misjudgements have the potential to cause severe disruption. Frequently, tight time constraints to minimise inconvenience to the public mean infrastructure demolition requires an experienced, innovative and carefully prepared approach. Expert teams from Ron Hull Ltd have repeatedly shown they have the skills, understanding and experience to efficiently clear decommissioned infrastructure to exacting deadlines, while avoiding damage to attendant structures. We have demonstrated an ability to perform complex tasks with extremely rapid turnaround times, all to the highest standards of safety and in compliance with all relevant legislation.

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Dismantling of Lund Bridge

From steel to concrete demolition, Ron Hull Ltd is Yorkshire’s leading provider of environmentally conscious waste management. We always give highest priority to the needs of our clients and each time we are selected as demolition contractor of choice, we deliver a custom service based around the precise requirements of each client and each project. Through this simple ethos, we regularly receive praise and follow-on work from our clients, and in this way have earned an enviable reputation as a demolition contractor synonymous with excellence in the industry.

Safety is always a key concern when dealing with critical infrastructure. Combining challenges presented by the often complex material construction and deterioration from a lifetime of heavy use characteristic of industrial decommissioning, along with the proximity to important local facilities typical in urban areas, it takes an industry leading demolition contractor to balance the factors affecting planning and execution.

Whatever the exact requirements and challenges of a project, Ron Hull Ltd’s reputation for delivering excellence gives our clients complete peace of mind. Whether through completing tasks on time or under budget, or by providing comprehensive recycling of recovered materiel, mitigating costs through innovative remarketing solutions or protecting local communities from disruption by meticulous care and attention, our team are known for going above and beyond from day one of the project until completion.

For more information on any of our previous projects or the particulars of how we approach each demolition challenge, please feel free to contact our team at our office in Rotherham, Yorkshire. 

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