Wet Weather Refuses to Beat Osborne’s Bridge Refurbishment
Osborne has been praised for completing a 100 hour possession on a bridge refurbishment project in Somerton, near Castle Cary in Somerset, with the work delivered on time and to budget.
From the weekend 11 – 12 October, works commenced to remove a stretch of rail track and ballast over the bridge, in very wet weather conditions. Preparation works to the existing steelwork, which would allow the application of a new paint protection system, were also carried out. Alongside this, the Osborne team completed repairs and replacements, as well as general steelwork repairs, to the parapet and central beams of the bridge. Weld repairs, which were not identified until the track and ballast had been removed, were also undertaken, in addition to the waterproofing of the existing deck, installation of the fresh ballast and finally, the replacement of the track.
Osborne worked collaboratively with their supply chain, who proved their total commitment to the project and worked together as one team to enable the project to be completed on time and to budget.
Network Rail’s Senior Project Manager, Daniel Recchia commented during the works:
“The site works are going very well in the bad weather conditions, and the team should be commended for their efforts.”