- Scaffolding for bridge maintenance scheme
- Cambridge City Centre
- Project completed in two phases
One of our more high profile jobs to date was working alongside Cambridgeshire Highways at the Fort St George Bridge site in Cambridge City Centre in order to enable repairs, including shot blasting, deck replacement and painting, to take place.
Our engineers prepared the calculations and provided 3D modelling of the proposed structure, enabling us to provide a boarded platform suspended beneath the footbridge, as well as two lifts above to allow the works to be carried out. Due to the weight restrictions on the bridge it was planned for scaffolding to be installed on the bridge in two phases, which also meant the river could remain navigable to water traffic. A traffic light system was installed on the bridge to allow boats to pass safely.
Another part of the brief was for us to ensure that none of the debris from the maintenance work being carried out on the bridge entered the water course, as well as providing protection from the weather to avoid delays to painting works. As a result we used Rhino Shrink Wrap to fully encapsulate the bridge, with a zipped door to allow the maintenance workers to gain access.
Once the work was completed the debris was cleaned from inside the enclosure, then the shrinkwrap and access were removed and reinstalled on the other half of the bridge.