Minsterley_Bridge_Award

Award for Minsterley Bridge

26.07.2011

Our project to strengthen Minsterley Bridge for Shropshire Council during 2010 has been Highly Commended by the Institute of Civil Engineers as "an oustanding example of a civil engineering project".

The single arch 9m span road and foot bridge was originally constructed in 1909 and had not been re-waterproofed since its original construction.  We installed separate temporary road and foot bridges to remove traffic from the main structure whilst works proceed. All traffic management was contractor designed and operated. We exposed the existing concrete bridge arch and cast a new in-situ reinforced concrete saddle with approx 360 sacrificial anodes which our specialist subcontractor then spray bitumen waterproofed. We removed damaged concrete from the parapets and replaced this with in-situ concrete including timber feature strips. The carriageway and footpaths were reinstated with new kerb lines and we resurfaced the carriageway and footways in order to re-introduce live traffic.  The project was completed in August 2010.