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Maccaferri nominated for ‘most interesting innovation’ award at Rail Exec Gala 2016

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Rail Exec chose Maccaferri UK’s reinforced soil project in Oxfordshire for Most Interesting Innovation award

The Hanneys Bridge, built in the 19th century, needed to be raised by 1.25 meters, but the increase required complete replacement of the approach ramps. Geotechnical experts chose Maccaferri UK’s Reinforced Soil structures to accomplish the mission.

The beginning of the festive season, 1st Decemeber 2016 saw Maccaferri in with a huge success on being awarded Most Commendable out of the six nominees for the ‘most interesting innovation’ award held at the Roundhouse, Derby for the Rail Exec Gala dinner 2016. The event hosts the Most Interesting awards as a rail executive  networking event who appreciate interesting projects and developments throughout the year. The project nominated was Hannney’s Bridge in which we replaced a bridge using reinforced soil solutions.

Maccaferri came up against other successful businesses such as Network Rail Geotechnics, ORBIS, Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr, Twinfix, Arup to name but a few. Maccaferri, together with project partners BAM and Tony Gee, are absolutely delighted with the recognition and would like to thank everyone involved.

Maccaferri’s nominated project is Hanney’s Bridge Crossing in Grove, Oxfordshire. The bridge needed to be raised to give electrification clearance, the increase needed was 1.25m which meant the approach ramps needed replacing. Our geotechnical experts decided upon a reinforced soil solution using the Maccaferri Green Terramesh system and reinforced geogrid, Paragrid. Paralink was also chosen to provide a Load Transfer Platform solution. Paralink is a reinforced composite produced by our subsidiary company Linear Composites based in Yorkshire.

The project is successfully completed and if you would like to know more or you have a similar project that needs specialist advice please contact us.

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