Time-lapse video shows massive bridge beams being lifted into place

01 March 2017

Six huge bridge beams were lifted into place above the railway line at Stanton Cross in Wellingborough over the weekend of 25-26 February.

The below time-lapse video was taken over a 48-hour period. It demonstrates the staggering scale of the bridge, which is just a few metres from Wellingborough railway station, to the east of the town.

The six bridge beams are each a massive 41m long and weigh over 30T apiece. In total the bridge beams weigh more than 14 double decker buses.

The bridge beams were lifted into position using a rare 1100T crane. There are only three of these cranes in the whole of the UK.

Paul Soutar, Bovis Homes, Operations Director, responsible for Stanton Cross, said:"We are thrilled that the bridge installation was a great success and would like to thank the residents of Wellingborough for their patience. The bridge forms an important part in the development of Stanton Cross and we are now looking forward to the next exciting stage of the project."

The Rail Bridge, located to the north of Wellingborough train station, and the River Bridge, which will cross the River Ise, are integral parts of the first major road route in Stanton Cross, Route 4.

Route 4 will run from Midland Road, across the railway and through a new town and country park into the new development.