Shoreham Footbridge

Industrial Scaffolding Project

About the project

Where: Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex

MAIN SCOPE OF WORKS: To allow the replacement of Shoreham Footbridge, we installed an underslung platform to the new footbridge, installed polythene boards & ply between, a hanging platform to the swing bridge, link bridges between piers 4-5.

Involving the construction of a 220m long footbridge, spanning Shoreham harbour between the town centre and beach and replacing the previous footbridge built in the 1920s. The main structure of the new footbridge is constructed from reinforced in-situ concrete providing the basis for a more modern and wider crossing designed for both pedestrians and cyclists. The new bridge also features glass balustrades that will improve the views from the bridge for all users. The central swing span section has a 50 metre long span, which is made of steel and weighs 88 tonnes, will swing open to allow river traffic to pass by the bridge

We were sub-contracted by Osborne Construction to provide safe access to work on the new bridge, who were a fantastic team and a real pleasure to work alongside with the planning to ensure the new footbridge was constructed at a speedy rate to reduce the length of time the ferry needed to work in transporting the public.

This was a technically challenging project requiring a variety of skills – not only from a construction point of view, but also due to the bridge’s location across the upper section of the harbour, which almost dries out at low tide.

Further Comments: This project was an extremely exciting one to work on and made for some very careful planning due to the tide times, the position of the bridge segments which were barged out to its area with the scaffolding in place. This made for some really great photos also. We are extremely proud to have worked on this project.

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