Custom House Excel Bridge

Custom House, ExCel Bridge



Market Sector: Rail

Client: Network Rail

Engineer: Ramboll

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Bourne Special Projects successfully completed the installation of the Custom House Excel Bridge during a 51 hour possession in December 2014.

The 34 metre long bridge has been installed as part of the construction of a new Crossrail station at Custom House, linking the station with ExCeL London. The new structure was lifted into place in three sections by two huge cranes with a combined weight of nearly a thousand tonnes.

Laing O’Rourke project director, Chris Warren, has said “What an awesome weekend. We`ve delivered on what we said we would, before the planned hand back time, and more importantly, without any incidents. An excellent result. Thank you for all your efforts and dedication, pure professionalism and commitment. A true example of how working as a team brings out the best results!”.

With Crossrail, the journey between Custom House and Bond Street will be around 10 minutes quicker and passengers travelling to and from Heathrow will be able to reduce their journeys by more than 30 minutes. When it opens in 2018, Custom House station will be run by Transport for London as part of London’s integrated transport network.