Eadon Consulting were approached by Tony Gee & Partners to complete Category 3 checks on the design of steel walkway platforms and staircases at the Port of Dover. The project involved the provision of walkways to allow dock workers access between the decks of the moving link spans and replace existing ladders making access safer.
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Category 3 Checking
The contract to re-erect the Dropped Object Canopy on the Forth Road Bridge North Tower has recently been successfully completed by The Spencer Group, assisted by Eadon Consulting providing the temporary works design on the project. The Dropped...
The projects involved the independent checking of an extension to an existing passenger access brow (PAB) in the Port of Dover.
Eadon Consulting’s extensive experience of moving bridges was called upon to carry out a Category 3 check of the mechanism for a new bascule bridge to be installed in South Korea. The bridge has a nose span of 31m and is 24m wide carrying 6 lanes of traffic.
Media City Swing bridge is a pedestrian footbridge with an unusual structural form. The deck is supported using a series of cable stays, that are supported on masts. The mast structures have a spherical knuckle bearing at their base to allow...
The Kessock Bridge across the Beauly Firth in the Scottish Highlands is a 1,056m cable-stayed bridge with a 240m main span. The bridge was completed in 1982 and equipped with a moving access gantry suspended beneath the deck. The bridge operator, BEAR Scotland, identified that the access gantry was reaching the end of its safe working life and commissioned the design for a replacement gantry. Recent developments in gantry standards meant that the old design could not be replicated, necessitating a bespoke new structure.
Selby Swing Bridge has undergone an extensive structural refurbishment as part of Network Rail’s programme of upgrade works. Initially prompted by inconsistencies with the bridges rotating span, Eadon Consulting were approached by Pell Frischmann to develop an understanding of the issues which were leading to fundamental impediments to the bridge’s function.
As modern structural design develops and architect’s concepts become more complicated, standard off-the-shelf bearing designs are not always suitable due to unusual structural movements or loads. Novel solutions are required in order to design the structural bearings and ensure they can be accommodated in the available space.
Replacing the conductors between electricity pylons carries many risks, particularly when the transmission lines cross a road or railway. Traditionally, scaffolding structures are erected over the route to protect it in the event that one of the conductors breaks as the new cable is pulled in. This is costly and time consuming.
Eadon Consulting were approached in February 2017 by HTC Wolffkran to design brackets for their Tower Crane Accessories to affix to their fleet of Tower Cranes anywhere on the British Mainland.