The specification, supply and design of a new pedestrian footbridge at a stream crossing on Tewksbury Nature Reserve.
To provide an elevated and substantial crossing point on the nature reserve in an area subject to extreme flooding.
The successful design, supply and installation of a footbridge on the reserve in the face of significant challenges.
T his contract was carried out behalf of the Tewksbury Nature Reserve committee following a selective tendering process. We carried out a detailed survey of the site and specified a 12m span timber and steel footbridge at 1.5 m width. We then engaged an engineer to design the substantial abutments to carry the footbridge. The bridge was delivered to us in a kit form and we pre assembled the sub structure and ‘slung’ it across the stream before adding the superstructure timber work and decking.
The bridge was delivered to us in a kit form and we pre assembled the sub structure and ‘slung’ it across the stream before adding the superstructure timber work and decking. The abutments were then constructed with a 2 phase pour of high strength concrete over steel reinforcment. All of the works were carried out by the inhouse team from ground prep, shuttering construction, steel tying, concrete pour and all mechanical engineering works.
The bridge was then lifted into place by the team (helped by a 5 ton telehandler). The bridge was opened by the Mayor of Tewksbury at an open day organised by the committee for the occasion. This was a complex and technically challenging project, the Wild Service team were a match for the task and delivered a very fine bridge.