Duct and Pipe Support Brackets for Road Bridge
Project Name Springhead Bridge
Project Location Ebbsfleet, Kent, UK
Scope of supply Steelwork to support ducts and pipe
Ellis Project # 1435
Requirement Following Ellis’s supply of steel work on the Wear Crossing project, Ellis was approached to provide a steelwork solution for the Springhead Bridge. The main design of the bridge had been completed but the structure to support ducts that would carry power cables was still to be completed.
Solution Members of the Ellis technical team visited the site and were provided with detailed drawings of the bridge structure. Using this data a 3D CAD model was created and a design developed to fit the requirements of the project. A challenge specific to the project was that the supports were all required to be of varying heights due to the geometry of the bridge. To simplify installation and eliminate the potential for confusion on site, a single design was created that offered a range of heights. The design was required to be finished in a short timescale, so off the shelf material was used. The design was then checked for strength by using a combination of hand calculations and 3D CAD. The solution was then manufactured and assembled by Ellis.