134-year footbridge at Altrincham train station is removed

PP O’Connor safely and systematically removed a timber and steel footbridge from the 134 year old Altrincham Rail Station now known as Altrincham Interchange, on Sunday 26th October between 01:30hours and 20:00hours.

The bridge weighed approximately 30 tonnes in total and was removed using a 750 tonne capacity crane. The whole process involved a team of 38 employees from PP O’Connor working over a period of two shifts. The bridge had to be dismantled and removed overnight during a pre-arranged track possession, subsequently closing the station for a period which could not exceed 27 hours.

A new replacement footbridge has been recently installed by Laing O’Rourke prior to the dismantling and removal of the Victorian footbridge. The work is part of the £19 million redevelopment of Altrincham Interchange that will provide a safer and fully integrated transport hub. The removed footbridge was mechanically processed by one of PP O’Connor’s demolition specific excavators fitted with shears and grabs and was processed on site and fully recycled.

 The video was created for PP O’Connor by Business Web TV.