Mossley Bridge 1, Manchester Road



Project Value
Industry Sector
Civil Engineering and Reinforced Concrete Structures
Client Company
Tameside MBC / Barratt Homes
Project Timescale
9-12 Months
26 06 06 065
26 06 06 075
26 06 06 023
Mos 018
Mos 019

The contract comprised of the dismantling of an existing pedestrian bridge over the River Tame and reconstruction of a new bridge, 16m long and 5m wide, with associated works to provide a new access way.

The Technical Aspect:

To prevent debris and other deleterious material entering the watercourse, and to act as a safe working platform, a protective deck was constructed below the existing structure. The work required strict control as it was undertaken over a regulated watercourse and protection of the watercourse against pollution was a main priority.

To enable the support beams and deck to operate as a composite structure, the decking required reinforcement fixing, concreting and steel was required to be threaded through to holes in the beams. The bridge parapets will be formed within the steel fixing works and will be poured with the deck slab as a single pour.

Once the deck and parapet concreting works had been completed, the finishing works were undertaken. This involved service ducts, kerbs, service ducting, footpath construction.

Service ducts were laid off the concrete deck and surrounded in sand / stone to surfacing level.

The surfacing to the footpath and carriageway was undertaken by Westshield Surfacing Division.