Implementing innovative infrastructure solutions and looking after the local community ahead of final completion
Our team at Trowbridge Road working on reconstructing a single span bridge in Bradford on Avon continue to achieve major milestones, this time completing installation of the parapets, waterproofing of the bridge deck, and poured the backfilling behind the ballast walls.
To overcome the constrained worksite and to ensure works are completed to programme for our customer the team have implemented many innovative solutions to provide efficiencies including the use of a telehandler to install the steel parapets onto the string concourse; a process typically completed once the road formation in place.
The steel components were offloaded onto the deck using a telehandler, small floor cranes were used to erect the upstands, and genie lifts were utlised to provide support and manoeuvre the beams into their designated positions for secure fastening. This successful process was completed all in one day and received excellent feedback from our supplier.
Completion of majority of the bridge elements is a significant achievement on the journey towards completion. The team are now progressing with reinstating services ahead of reopening the main carriageway and tunnel side walkway before the end of the year, with the foot path near the bridge reopening next year.
About the project
We’re reconstructing a life expired single span public footbridge over a live railway line, with a crash deck insitu to keep our people safe whilst we carry out the works. The renewal works will allow road users to travel safely over the railway line for many more years.
Giving back to society
Following a busy few weeks on site the team made the most of a quiet morning as alongside our Network Rail Project Manager joined Clean-up Bradford on Avon, a local volunteering group to help brighten the local area.
In total they managed to collect 12 bags of rubbish from the railway station carpark and around benches nearby, cut back vegetation and cleared graffiti from street furniture.
Congratulations to all involved in the safe, professional and efficient delivery of the challenging works. Also, for giving up your time to create a cleaner environment for the local community and helping to preserve the town’s heritage.