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Railway Bridges

Mabey Bridge designs and manufactures railway bridges and bridging solutions for a range of applications including rail infrastructure solutions such as U decks, footbridges, viaducts, landmark bridges and other heavy structural steelwork.

Railway Bridging, Arnside ViaductServices include new build and refurbishment:

Mabey Bridge has proven capability in manufacturing, installation and refurbishment of railway structures. From innovative plate girder solutions to more conventional fully welded raildecks, projects range from U Deck bridge replacement to multi-span plate girder viaducts.

Mabey Bridge utilise the latest 3D modelling systems to ensure the quality and build ability of all components, feeding information directly into manufacturing process. Click here to read more about our manufacturing skills.

Mabey Bridge Site Services teams collaborate in scheme development, embedding our engineers alongside your own design team to create safe, buildable and cost effective solutions. Mabey Bridge has one of the UK’s largest trial erection yards, an ideal facility to carry out the trial installation of completed structures including bearings, precast concrete cill beams and other ancillary items. This ensures that replacement bridges can be constructed and installed within the allotted possession times with complete confidence.

Logistics planning and transportation are integral to delivering projects on time and Mabey Bridge provides these important services as part of the solutions package.

Mabey Bridge’s commitment to Health & Safety is reflected in an accident frequency rate which is significantly lower than the industry average. Not content with this, Mabey Bridge is continually working to improve its safety performance which is reflected in year on year reductions in AFR.

Past Railway Bridge Construction Projects:

Loughor Steel Viaduct ReplacementLoughor Viaduct Replacement

Originally constructed in 1852 in timber, the 220m long structure was in need of rejuvenation. Network Rail and Carillion embarked upon the challenge to construct and reopen the new viaduct within a 250 hour blockade.


Arnside Viaduct Railway BridgeArnside Viaduct Railway Bridge

Continued deterioration of the Arnside Viaduct in Cumbria meant a revamp of the 500m long structure was essential. Mabey Bridge fabricated and installed 102 bespoke steel deck units during a 16 week railway blockade.


Rail Bridge, Hitchin ViaductHitchin Viaduct, Herefordshire
The 850m long viaduct comprising twin steel plate girders was completed during a possession of the East Coast Main Line in July 2012



Epsom Railway BridgeEpsom, Railway Bridge

As part of the replacement of a deteriorated railway bridge in Epsom, Mabey Bridge fabricated and installed two new 18 metre long steel decks during a 72 hour rail possession


Wolverhampton Railway BridgePedestrian Walkway Bridge, Wolverhampton

Part of the £22.5 million Transport Interchange project, the 50 metre long, 165 tonne pedestrian walkway bridge in Wolverhampton links the existing train station with a new bus terminal.