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Restoration of a Grade II listed single span masonry arch structure and rebuilding the road approach retaining/wing walls, originally constructed around 1791 by Broughton Hall estate.

CLIENT: North Yorkshire County Council    VALUE: £860,000     COMPLETION: December 2021      

DURATION: 37 weeks    CONTRACT: NEC 3 Option A


  • Obtain Environment Agency River Permit
  • Temporary designed scaffold arch support
  • Excavation of bridge barrel and a new concrete saddle installed
  • Replacement of some of the Voussoirs/Keystones
  • Repointing of the spandrel walls
  • Rebuilding of the parapet walls
  • Excavation of the approach road retaining/wing walls and completely rebuild from the new foundations upwards.
  • Geogrid in 500mm layers as the backfill progressed
  • Retaining walls and buttresses were rebuilt to English Heritage’s specification and supervision
  • Cast Iron clamps were refurbished and reinstalled back onto the structure to show the historic repairs previously carried out
  • HRA surfacing with precaoted chippings carried out by our in-house surfacing teams


  • Preventing the bridge from collapsing. A designed scaffold was the preferred option rather than a Centering System which saved the client a considerable amount of money
  • Liaison with the public, who despite extensive signage, expected access through the construction site
  • Pollution prevention to a main river
  • Having sufficient resources available, in particular stone masons, to install 900m2 of walling and buttresses
  • Extensive discussions with the EA to agree their requirements and obtain permit to work within the river


  • The drainage system below the approach road was redesigned by ourselves which resulted in a saving for the client
  • Masonry walls carried out to the highest possible standard by our own directly employed masons, which gives us certainty on the quality of the finished product


  • No accidents
  • No pollution incidents
  • Scheme was completed on time and below budget
  • Awarded a Commendation at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards

“The County Council bridges team deserve full praise for leading the project to a successful conclusion and we thank the contractors for their role in the build. Our community can now benefit from its use and enjoy the historic and unique surroundings.”
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