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Hereford Footbridge


Hereford Council
Hereford City to Rotherwas Cycle Path over the River Wye
Andrew Scott Ltd has recently completed the construction of the much anticipated Hereford City to Rotherwas Cycle Path over the River Wye for Hereford Council.
The landmark structure over the River Wye in Hereford is the first bridge to cross the river in 45 years and forms part of the Sustrans national cycle network to connect Hereford City centre to the Rotherwas business area of the city.
The double span cable stay £3 million structure is nearly 100m long, including a three span ramp access from the Hereford city end of the bridge. A 48m long temporary King Post wall was constructed in the first instance to adjacent highway and enable to river embankment to be extensively excavated to allow for the access ramp to be constructed. This was then replaced with a reinforced concrete retaining wall which was anchored using micro piling techniques. Similar anchoring was used to construct a crash barrier to protect the bridge from potential vehicle collision. The river embankment was then re profiled and finished with visually sensitive flood protection.
Despite being constructed within a flood zone and during an especially wet Spring, the project was delivered on time to a delighted client of Amey/Herefordshire County Council and opened for public use on December 10th 2013.

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Value £2.2m
Surveyors Hereford Council & Amey P:LC
Engineers Hereford Council & Amey P:LC
Start Date 0000-00-00
Contract Period 26 Weeks
Form of Contract NEC3 Short Subcontract