New Gatton Road
March 28, 2016
Hard Landscaping
July 30, 2016

Pedestrian Footbridge

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.