Recently, Tri-Tech have had the pleasure of sending a team to the North East, surveying the King Edward VII Bridge in Newcastle.
Described as “Britain’s last great railway bridge”, the King Edward VII spans the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. The Grade II listed structure was designed and engineered by Charles A. Harrison, the Chief Civil Engineer of the North Eastern Railway, and built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company in Darlington. The bridge consists of four lattice steel spans resting on concrete piers, totalling 350m in length.
Our team have been working through the day and night to complete this huge job for our friends at BAM Nuttall. Installing a control network on either side of the bridge and pillars, we have used the new Trimble X12 to laser scan the walkways, bridge arches and the topside tracks. Ultimately providing a Pointcloud as part of the deliverables.
It is always fantastic to survey historical structures such as the King Edward VII bridge. As a Newcastle University student I have passed the bridge countless times. The opportunity to access and survey the bridge was an absolute pleasure.