The existing footbridge over the Auldhouse burn was in extremely poor condition with the surrounding vegetation overgrown and almost inaccessible in areas.
The vegetation did not make for a safe or easy walk for the general public as it was intimidating for anyone to cross as a result of the area being hidden from view.
The existing pedestrian footbridge over the Audlhouse burn in Greenbank Park was in extremely poor condition. The existing footbridge was to be removed and replaced with a new structure.
The new bridge comprised of a new galvanised metal pedestrian footbridge complete with handrails at a height suitable for cyclists with verticle balusters.
Covanburn also supplied and fitted two fixed bollards to prevent vehicle access, and make good the asphalt surfacing at each landing. This equated to some twelve square metres.
Covanburn engaged Blythe and Blythe to prepare the design for the new bridge.
Site investigation works were carried out to determine the ground conditions at the river bed. From this information, new reinforced concrete abutments and the bridge superstructure were designed.
The existing bridge was carefully dismantled and removed from site. A temporary scaffold deck was erected beneath the existing bridge to provide safe access during demolition.
Once the existing bridge was removed, the water from the stream beneath was diverted locally, and the base for the new abutments cast in front of the existing abutments. New reinforced abutments were then constructed on top.
The new superstructure comprised a galvanised steel bridge. This was fabricated off site and delivered to site by lorry for install in sections.
The new bridge sections were lifted into place using an excavator. Again, the scaffold deck beneath was used for access for the steel erections.
To finish off the deck, new non slip GRP panels were fixed down. The approaches to the bridge were re-surfaced in bituminous material.
The bridge is now a safe and accessible walk for the general public.