Victor Buyck Steel Construction M6 Motorway South Viaducts
United Kingdom - 2026 - Bridges

HS2 M6 Motorway South Viaduct

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Description

HS2 is a new high-speed line currently under construction and will run between London and Birmingham. In this context, Victor Buyck has been commissioned to manufacture, supply and install the new railway bridge over the M6 in Birmingham.

The bridge consists of a total of 2 viaducts (East Viaduct & West Viaduct), which in turn each consist of 2 closed caisson girders of 315m long, 4.8m high and 3.3m wide. The structure is made entirely of weathering steel.

The bridge is brought to the site in various segments by ferry and truck (exceptional transport), where it is assembled and launched in various phases depending on the available assembly area.

Project type & location

Type: 
Bridges
Category: 
Railway bridge
Country: 
United Kingdom
Location: 
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Project start date: 
Project finish date: 

Project specifics

Dimensions: 
315m x 3,3m x 4,8m (L x W x H)
Tonnage: 
6.600
Client(s): 
High Speed 2
General Contractor(s): 
Balfour Beatty Vinci JV
Steel Construction: 
Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering: 
Systra Mott MacDonald JV
Victor Buyck Steel Construction M6 Motorway South Viaducts
Victor Buyck Steel Construction M6 Motorway South Viaducts
Victor Buyck Steel Construction M6 Motorway South Viaducts

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