12 weeks


Whitehouse undertook the Castle Marina Footbridge replacement works on behalf of  Nottingham City Council and British Waterways.

Located on the Beeston – Nottingham canal, the existing footbridge, constructed in 1982, was very narrow and the approach ramps steep therefore access was limited for cyclists and disabled users.

The purpose of the works was to replace the existing substandard footbridge with a new structure, ensuring safe access for all bridge users.

The existing steel and concrete bridge, including abutments and approach ramps, was demolished and piled foundations, pile caps, bank seats and new approach embankments were created. A pre-fabricated, painted steel truss superstructure was installed in the newly formed foundations.

To fulfil the scheme, we undertook landscaping works, paving, planting and resurfacing, ensuring a complete finish to the new footbridge.

Working space and access around the site was limited

due to headroom restrictions therefore strict traffic management plans were in place to ensure pedestrian access was safe, alongside the restriction of material deliveries and plant movements.

Works were completed within the strict 12 week schedule, and all disruption was kept to a minimum for all stakeholders.

John Nuttall, of British Waterways, thanked us for our “very good works” on  completion of the scheme.

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