Stainless UK have supplied over 50 stainless steel Grip-Bar tie bars assemblies to Dyer & Butler Civil Engineering for use on the first phase of major repair works to the historic Marsh Lane Viaduct on the edge of Leeds city centre.
Marsh Lane Viaduct was opened in 1869 when it was decided that Leeds original rail station was located too far outside of the city and that a new more central station was required. The viaduct was constructed as part of the rail line extension between the original Marsh Lane station and the new Leeds City station. It now forms part of the eastern route into Leeds City station with a number of small businesses operating beneath its arches.
In 2015 a major renovation project was began to strengthen the brick built structure. Stainless UK have supplied over 50 sets of stainless steel tie bar assemblies for the initial part of this work. The bars were formed using the company's unique fully threaded Grip-Bar product supplied in 24mm, 30mm and 39mm diameters. These were fixed through the width of the viaduct and secured at each end using cast iron pattress plates. The plates were supplied with custom made end caps and painted black to N1 Rail Specification.