Footbridge crosses freight line and sidings depot
Maintenance was a key driver in this project so each individual section of the structure was designed to be demountable.
The project presented several challenges including:
- Designing the ramps to be DDA compliant with suitable tie in approaches to its use as an addition to the Thames Link Cycle Network
- Accomplishing stiffness (due to lightness of steel) by infilling the main columns with concrete and an array of reinforcement
- Designing an array of piled foundations to fit amongst a multitude of statutory services crossing the site
- Maintaining the aesthetic appearance by accommodating the M&E and drainage in the design
FE analysis enabled the design team to reduce the weight/size of the steel sections used and provided significant cost savings to Murphy. Maintenance was a key driver and each individual section of the structure was designed demountable.