Many of our country’s most magnificent bridges have had a natural toll taken on them by time, use and changing weather conditions. In the case of historic bridges, the original designers could not have anticipated the volume or weight of traffic that they have to carry today. In most cases the goal is to repair and restore older bridges to ensure that they are serviceable and safe, rather than to demolish them and build stronger, new ones from scratch. This is due to several reasons: to preserve the historic value of the bridges, and because restoration is often cheaper and faster than building an entirely new structure. Our bridge support services have put us at the forefront of this important repair and restoration work across the country.
Bridges are built in very specific locations in order to improve efficiency in travel and transportation as much as possible. This is what makes the closure of bridges so frustrating and impractical when repair work is required. We can counter this by enabling an expedited level of construction work to take place on the bridges, and in most cases allow for the partial use of the bridge as work is underway.
It’s rare for the dimensions of any two bridges in the UK to be identical, and the level of deterioration or damage will always be different. Each bridge that needs repair presents unique challenges, which we are well equipped to meet. Our customers choose us because of our record for delivering successful temporary bridge support solutions, always tailored for the requirements of each individual project.
Over the years we have been involved in restoring and repairing some of the most well known, historic bridges in the North East of England, including the John Reid bridge in South Shields and the Croft bridge in Darlington. Whether for civil engineering projects or the wider building industry, our temporary work solutions provide the essential support for successful work to take place while limiting levels of inconvenience and closure.