Queens Road Footbridge
Cleshar acted as Principal Contractor on this design and build project. We designed and installed a 60m footbridge which created direct step free pedestrian access. This acted as a direct pedestrian link for a new housing development and Queens rd. station.
Scope of works
Clear vegetation from a steep embankment
Planning delivery of 9 bridge sections to take place with minimal local traffic disruption
Construct a 60m bridge in 9 sections to span across the embankment
Ensure step free access from the pavement at the top of the embankment
Install 31 screw piles along with frames using a long reach excavator
Lifting the 9 bridge sections into place using a 55-ton Liebherr crane
Planning works in such a way to minimise traffic disruption during the lifting phase of works
Align and bolt bridge sections in situ
Adopt and update NR assets to incorporate the new bridge structure
Install new electrical services – including CCTV, lighting, and Oyster readers – to make the bridge operational
Family Mosaic (Funder) -NWR Managed
Walthamstow Queens Rd Station
Contract Start and Completion
Cleshar safely undertook all works, including lifting adjacent line working, during daytime operational hours. Lifts were undertaken from street level in a very tight residential area. Close coordination with residents ensured teams could successfully complete works without any complaints. It also ensured no impacts to adjacent operational live lines and station.
Meticulously planned deliveries requiring road closures & traffic management systems ensured critical plant and bridge sections arrived on programme. Planning these deliveries daytime hours meant more detailed planning and coordination with residents. However, it also meant numerous night deliveries on narrow residential roads were avoided, which ensured residents were not impacted by night-time noise pollution.
Benfits / Project Outcome
Cleshar designed and built a footbridge bridge and associated services that met all stakeholder needs. We exceeded all agreed targets by working closely with Network Rail, LOROL, various departments in the Local Authority, and residents. Ultimately this ensured residents and station users had better access to the station reducing walking time for many passengers.