A 34-metre long bridge was lifted into place over the weekend of December 13/14 at the site of the Crossrail station at Custom House. The structure will link the station with ExCeL London.
The work was carried out in three sections by two huge cranes with a combined weight of nearly a 1,000 tonnes. The bridge was fabricated in Dublin, painted in Widnes, Cheshire and then transported to the Custom House site in London under police escort.
The construction of the new station is almost half complete said Crossrail. Large sections of the station have been manufactured in Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park in Steetley, near Sheffield, and then transported to east London and assembled on site.
Mujahid Khalid, Project Manager for Custom House said: “Installing this huge bridge was a vital part of our construction programme here at Custom House. The new station is rapidly taking shape - we expect the outline structure to be completed by the beginning of next year, after which the process of fitting out the station will begin in earnest.”