This project, delivered under the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency Framework, involved structural repair works and construction of a new reinforced concrete deck for the Grade II listed Foryd Bridge in Rhyl. This contract was awarded after the successful delivery of the Bridge Bearing Replacement and Refurbishment project, completed in 2010.
Operations included the removal of silt under the bridge, removal of the existing deck, central and external columns, and then reconstruction works including installing piles in front of the existing abutments to support new abutments, which have been tied back into the structure in order to support a new deck consisting of pre-cast Y beams and reinforced concrete slab. Pre-cast concrete cladding units have been connected to the abutments in order to maintain the existing bridge profile. Expansion joints have been incorporated into the structure, which was re-surfaced with the existing footways reinstated.
Works were designed to enable the structure to be reconstructed with minimal disruption to the general public and local services while the bridge deck was replaced. We completed the main demolition and construction phase within a prescribed road closure period. Using collaborative planning and management, we completed the rebuild 9 hours earlier than planned, even with weather and technical issues. The diversion routes were maintained 24 hours a day during the operation.
Denbighshire County Council/NMWTRA