PP O’Connor bridge removal movie
Irlam based demolition and bulk earthworks specialists PP O’Connor safely and systematically removed a 134 year timber and steel footbridge from Altrincham Interchange as part of £19 million refurbishment works for TfGM. As it was such a landmark in the town, PP O’Connor decided to film the operations and a produced a time-lapse movie of the work.
The film shows the two bridge sections being lifted and removed, overnight. The bridge weighed approximately 30 tonnes in total and was removed using a 700 tonne capacity crane. The whole process involved a team of 38 employees from PP O’Connor working over a period of two shifts.
We sent a tweet from PP O’Connor with a link to the movie and, shortly after, it was posted the Manchester Evening News asked our permission to post the film themselves. We sent them film files and press information and it was posted on the Manchester Evening News website. The paper tweeted the story and according to Adam Jupp, head of business at the Manchester Evening News the story received 1000 hits in just one hour. Click here to go to the article in Manchester Evening News.
PP O’Connor were thrilled with the response and received lots of congratulatory calls and messages from their clients and industry peers.