BRIDGES & VIADUCTS
Client Brocklesby Estate
Scope grade I listed | 1830s | historic park and garden |
structural condition survey | masonry repairs
Grade I listed early Victorian bridge built as part of a Capability Brown design from a century earlier. The bridge spans an artificial lake and is a major part of the designed landscape.
Detailed survey and design for sensitive repairs; local rebuilding of parapet, repointing and deck resurfacing.
Client Durham County Council
Scope scheduled monument | 1863 | drone survey |
heritage impact assessment | masonry repairs
Only the masonry abutments remain of an important viaduct along the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway. Built in 1863, the viaduct originally had four spans of two very large iron trussed girders. The site is a Scheduled Monument.
Detailed visual and drone survey of the west abutment and design of sensitive repairs for scheduled monument consent application. Preparation of a heritage impact assessment.
Client Railway Paths
Scope grade II* listed | 1877 | heritage at risk |
Historic England funding | cast and wrought iron repairs
One of only two remaining wrought and cast iron railway viaducts. The viaduct has metal lattice girders, spanning between metal trestles and supported on masonry plinth bases and buttress. We evaluated the initial assessments and repair strategy prepared by others, applied conservation principles to secure listed building consent. The project was partially funded by Historic England, and sensitive repairs were carried out on site.
Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway
Client Scottish Woodlands
Scope grade B listed | 1845-50 | intrusive investigations |
listed building consent | deck strengthening
Masonry arch bridge located at the south of Stroan Loch. The viaduct was originally part of the Portpatrick to Wigtownshire Joint Railway before its closure. A detailed survey and repair scheme was developed to strengthen the viaduct to take the loading of 44 tonne timber extraction vehicles. Works involved stabilising the slipped voussoir stones, two reinforced concrete beams were cast at deck level and tied into the existing concrete slab and voussoir stones.
Brusselton, County Durham
Client Durham County Council
Scope Grade II listed | scheduled monument | 1825 |
masonry repairs | accessibility improvements
Grade II listed and a Scheduled Monument, Brusselton Incline is one of the relatively few structures still intact along the Stockton and Darlington Railway of 1825. The world's first passenger railway.
After a number of years of vandalism and neglect, the bridge has been repaired; masonry consolidation, repointing and improved access for the public with a viewing area at one end. Repairs funded by Historic England.
Client South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society
Scope grade II* listed | 1852 | sensitive repairs |
280m span | masonry repairs | drainage improvements
Status Major Works Completed | Ongoing Routine Surveys
A masonry viaduct on the Haltwhistle to Alston Railway which was closed in the 1970's and fell into disrepair. Eventually funds were acquired and as lead consultant, we were responsible for extensive repairs; complete repointing, provision of new gates and a new staircase for access. The deck was relaid with new drainage to preserve the stonework.
Winner of the RICS Conservation Award 1997
Netherby Suspension Bridge
Scope grade II listed | 1877 | sensitive iron and steel repairs |
refurbishment | safe public access
A Grade II listed suspension bridge over the Border Esk was carefully repaired with new suspension cables, connected to the old hangers where possible. The bridge carried pedestrian traffic across the river and is on the site of Sir Walter Scott's poem 'Lochinvar'.
Ricker Gill Bridge
North Pennines, Cumbria
Client North Pennines AONB Partnership
Scope grade II listed | listed building consent |
masonry repairs | local materials | access restrictions
A Grade II listed masonry arch bridge that was almost completely rebuilt using local materials. The bridge is located on a bridleway in a rural setting making access difficult for plant or machinery.
Commendation in the ICE Historic Bridge and Infrastructure Awards 2011
Stenkrith Millenium Footbridge
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Client Northern Viaduct Trust
Scope new design and construction | 2000 | galvanised steel |
precast concrete deck | 20m span | pedestrian access
A new two span steel footbridge that provides level access across Stenkrith gorge near Kirkby Stephen. It opens up an art and tourism route, the Poetry Path, along a disused railway track and a popular viewing spot of the geologically important river gorge.
Winner of the ICE Robert Stephenson Award 2002