Rail enthusiasts crowd funded this new heritage bridge to replace the original bridge over the midlands Main Line. The original bridge was removed after the closure of the original Great Central line by British Rail in 1969. Moore Steel Developments of Peterborough manufactured, delivered, and installed the bridge deck. The bridge was bolted with TCBs.
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TCB launched the new GSULR300 M30 corner shear wrench at this annual event attended by some of the sharpest minds in the bridge sector. The GSULR is a special short-nosed corner shear wrench designed specifically for use in narrow splice joints. Hot Topics debated and discussed at Bridges 2018 included HS2 bridges; some attendees were unaware that Weathering
Construction of the Forth Bridge began in 1882 and was completed in 1890. Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf unveiled a plaque to commemorate the awarding of UNESCO World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge in July 2015. The award confirms this historic structure’s well-deserved iconic status and provides international recognition to a masterpiece of engineering. Scotland’s
Tension Control Bolts Ltd are delighted to welcome Jaquelina ‘Jackie’ Vieira and Sarah Stephens to the team. As well as bringing a wealth of commercial experience both Jackie and Sarah are multi-lingual. Jackie is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French, and Sarah speaks French, Spanish and Welsh. Welcome , Bienvenido, Bienvenue, Bem, yn croesawu!
Snow and ice could not prevent Irish British Constructional Steel Association (BCSA) members attending an interesting presentation on preloaded bolts given by Arnie Glausiusz, Sales Manager at TCB, in Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland. The presentation covered high strength friction grip bolting, installation tools, development of the new GSULR300 shear wrench, and the TCB environmentally friendly
TCB Ltd were pleased to attend, exhibit and deliver presentations to COSTAIN temporary works and design engineers at 3 separate COSTAIN supplier events across the UK. TCB are proud members of the Temporary Works forum promoting best practice in the construction industry. Temporary Works are an important aspect of most projects and are usually safety-critical. A
TCB visited the Natural History Museum in London to deliver installation support to steel erectors. AC Structures were installing Countersunk Tension Control Bolts (CSK TCBs) adjacent to the main hall. Dippy the Diplodocus, the famous plaster cast replica of fossilised dinosaur bones, was on tour at the time so missed the training. Typical, you wait 154
TCB attended Ferrybridge Power Station to deliver the BCSA accredited Bolt Competency Course (Level 1 Practitioner ) to the Severfield crew at this site. A well-received demonstration of the new GSULR300 shear wrench to Pat McLaughlin, the UK Construction Manager for Severfield, followed the installation training. The new GSULR300 is a highly specialised tool designed
The Queensferry Crossing, also known as the Forth Replacement Crossing, opened in August 2017 to much fanfare. The bridge, at 1.7 miles (2.7km) long, is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. TCB Ltd were pleased to support Cleveland Bridge UK with installation training for the M30 TCBs that are widely installed in the
Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited TCB with his local Conservative party candidate Andrew Atkinson. Both the Tories and Labour are fighting it out for the Wrexham parliamentary constituency seat in the 2017 general election. Mr Hammond and Mr Atkinson were given a tour of the TCB factory, learning about the unique