Horsey Toll Bridge, Peterborough

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Skanska (now Milestone Infrastructure) to carry out major works to Horsey Toll Bridge, just outside Peterborough, on behalf of Peterborough City Council.

Key details

Skanska / Peterborough City Council
Project value
Nov 2020 - May 2021

Key aims and challenges

The project comprised the widening and refurbishment of Horsey Toll Bridge, which carries the A605 road over the River Nene. This in turn facilitated improvements to the junction with the B1095 Milk and Water Drove.

The bridge was widened by 5m by constructing a new 11.4m span deck comprising four pre-tensioned concrete beams, tied together with a reinforced concrete slab, sitting on abutments. The reinforced wing walls and abutments were cast on top of 600mm contiguous bored piles of depths up to 12m.

The existing brick arch structure remained, with the exception of the southern parapet, which was removed to faciliate the bridge widening.

The widening of the bridge allowed a dedicated right turn lane into Milk and Water Drove to be constructed.

A separate pedestrian bridge and walkway was constructed underneath Horsey Toll Bridge.

In order to facilitate the improvements, substantial statutory undertakers' works were required.

The phasing of the works allowed the bridge and junction to remain open to traffic throughout the works, with the exception of short overnight closures for surfacing.

Watch a video about the project here.