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Project: Removal of Goose Hole Overbridge
Client: TATA Steel - Scunthorpe Works
Location: Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
Date: April 2011

Ron Hull Demolition Ltd continued their close working relationship with Tata Steel when they were asked to demolish Goose Hole Bridge, located on the Tata Steel Scunthorpe site. The bridge spanned 27 meters over Burma Road - a main arterial road through the site. 

RHDL and Tata worked closely together to ensure that all preliminaries to include road closures, permits and the isolation of services were in place prior to the start of the works. All works were carried out within close proximity to a live overhead 48" diameter gas main.

The bridge was supported on reinforced concrete abutment walls and weighed in excess of 137 tonnes. The work was completed during 2 separate weekend periods where the bridge was safely craned down to ground floor level in 2 individual lifts.

Working closely with our client, RHDL's appointed person developed the lifting plan taking into consideration all site conditions and the risk assessments previously carried out. RHDL trained and experienced site team consisting of the lift supervisor, slingers/signallers and banksmen ensured that the works were carried out safely in accordance with current legislative requirements. 

Weekend 1 included the removal of the reinforced concrete deck and the preparation for the lift which included the cutting of slinging holes and the separation of the bridge. On weekend 2, a 220t mobile crane was rigged below the bridge and fitted with full ballast (71te). The bridge sections were lifted out using spreader beam/wire rope sling arrangements and lowered to ground on the adjacent sidings.

The site was handed back to the client well in front of programme, to the client's delight and more importantly 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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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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