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Abbey Bridge and Viaduct replacement
Client: Worcestershire County Council
Contractors Designers: Atkins
Form of Contract: NEC 3
Dates work carried out: 2012 - 2014
This important project will ensure Evesham Town Centre keeps its vital link across the River Avon. The existing bridge has been slowly deteriorating for more than 60 years, despite regular maintenance work. It is now in a state where it needs to be replaced. The structures are deteriorating making the bridge weak and reducing its carrying capacity.
The new structures will have a design life of 120 years; therefore they will require less maintenance than those which are being replaced. The carriageway over the structures will also be widened to current standards and the footway widths increased providing better and safer access.The carriageway will increase in width from 9.0m to 10.95m. The footways will increase in width from 1.6m to 2.0m.
Alongside the replacement bridge works, the junction of the B4035 Waterside and the A4181 Cheltenham Road will be upgraded with a new signal system and additional pedestrian facilities installed.
Bridge & Viaduct
Upgraded Junction The junction of the B4035 Waterside and A4184 Cheltenham Road will be upgraded as part of the works, the existing signals will be removed and new signals and pedestrian control installed. The road surfacing in advance of the junction will also be improved as part of the scheme.
Construction Process Bridge
Key elements of the scheme are as follows: