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:
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.
Denbighshire County Council