The elimination as well as reconstruction of Alton footbridge in Hampshire, was a fascinating job that gave a various design obstacle to normal bridge demolition jobs we were included with.
The essential distinctions for this job were that when gotten rid of the bridge was to be recovered instead of damaged down as well as the customer seeking our design input did not possess the possession.
Concerning Alton Footbridge
The bridge was very first integrated in 1892 as well as has actually been changed various times for a range of objectives, the favourite of which was the boarding of the sides in 1894 to “protect the discreetness of Victorian girls”
The bridge was additional changed to end up being completely confined.
The adjustments as well as the effect of time implied that the illustrations were incorrect as well as components of the bridge remained in bad problem.
Conserving The Bridge
The regional neighborhood were eager to shield the bridge as well as originally looked for to money repair services as well as conserve the bridge sitting. Nevertheless when the expenses to fix were considered as well pricey the team altered emphasis to obtaining the bridge got rid of as well as recovered.
We were asked by the Buddies of Alton Terminal (FAS) to offer demolition design input to assist the regional neighborhood team show the footbridge can be gotten rid of as well as recovered securely as well as successfully as component of their project to conserve the bridge.
FAS had the ability to collaborate with Network Rail to obtain authorization for their strategy as well as elevate funds to assist get rid of the bridge as well as transportation offsite for reconstruction.
As soon as the prepare for the elimination of the bridge was authorized, we dealt with the demolition service provider Econ Demolition to offer the demolition design for the elimination as well as transport of the bridge.
5 years after the starting of FAS the bridge was effectively gotten rid of right before lockdown as well as is currently in the procedure of being recovered. This success is testimony to the resolution of this community-driven job.
As designers it is terrific to see the neighborhood worth design background as well as it was awarding to play our component in the lengthy procedure to safeguarding the reconstruction of the footbridge.
The video clip listed below details the background of the bridge as well as the procedure as well as design needed to securely get rid of as well as carry the framework.