Alconbury Weston Footbridge Replacement

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Skanska to carry out the replacement of a footbridge in the centre of the picturesque Cambridgeshire village of Alconbury Weston.

Key details

Project value
April – June 2020

Key aims and challenges

The new 15m span bridge is a steel structure, featuring an attractive, white-painted, timber handrail and an anti-slip composite deck.

Prior to the construction of new abutments, piling works took place. The 8m deep, 300mm diameter bored piles feature tubular steel reinforcement.

The works also comprised earthworks, landscaping and construction of new footways leading to and from the bridge, which were tied into existing footways.

The bridge crosses the Alconbury Brook adjacent to a ford. The works site was surrounded by a number of trees under preservation orders.

How did we do?

A scaffolding system and crash deck were installed to enable the safe demolition of the old bridge and installation of the new structure, whilst protecting the watercourse. The temporary works also included the installation and removal of piling platforms and a crane platform.

Stakeholder liaison ensured that the works were able to progress with mimimal impact on the local community.

From the client...

Thank you for such an excellent job under extremely trying conditions, and one week of 30°C+! Thanks to the contractor for a great job and leaving the site in pristine condition. Even the grass grew in a couple of days!

Councillor M. Bryan, Alconbury Weston Parish Council