Burway Bridge, Ludlow





Client: Shropshire County Council

Value: £1,120,000

Programme: 39 weeks

Completion Date: January 2009

McPhillips undertook the reconstruction of the Burway Bridge, which had collapsed during the summer 2007 floods, for Shropshire County Council.

Phase 1 of the works involved removal of the temporary bridge structure, placement of 800 tonnes of block stone to fill the void left by the floods, the installation of 84 number CFA piles to a depth of 12 metres, the construction of reinforced concrete bridge abutments together with reinforced concrete wing walls faced in locally sourced stone.

On completion of the bridge foundation works rubber bearing pads were placed in position to receive 15 precast concrete beams 22 metres long and weighing 25 tonnes each, on completion of the bridge beams a reinforced concrete deck and parapets  were constructed so that the temporary services could be placed in their permanent position.

This phase of the works was completed 65 days ahead of schedule allowing the carriageway and footpaths to be open under traffic control in time for the Ludlow Food festival.

Phase 2 of the works involved the diversion of utility services, completion of carriageway, footpath works, river bank protection works, landscaping of flood plain, accommodation works to local properties, drainage works and masonry works.

The bridge was officially re-opened on 19 January 2009.