Project Overview

This project, awarded on an ECI basis, consisted of constructing a cycle bridge spanning the River Elwy at St Asaph, together with 300 metres of combined footpath and cycleway. 

The design at tender stage consisted of an in-situ reinforced concrete bridge incorporating an intermediate pier between the river’s flood containment bunds.  We successfully offered an alternative solution consisting of a 42m single span steel truss bridge founded upon two bank seats cast within the flood bunds which gave the following benefits: 

  • Reduction of over £59,000 to our conforming tendered submission
  • Reduced environmental risks due to casting concrete within River Elwy envelope
  • Reduced flooding risks during construction since temporary scaffolding was no longer required
  • Reduced construction period and wagon movements within an urban environment
  • Reduced flooding risks post construction following deletion of the intermediate pier
  • Reduced health and safety and future maintenance risks through working in water
  • Saved 18 weeks on programme 

We recognised the importance of minimising disruption during footpath construction. With this in mind the scheme was sequenced around a series of sections to hand back distinct areas for general usage prior to overall completion. We also liaised closely with local businesses including the busy public house and library to ensure that their trade and facilities were maintained at all times.

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Denbighshire County Council


St Asaph

Project Value


Contract Period

19 weeks