Old Gowan Bridge links the village of Staveley, near Kendal, with the A591. This 19th century bridge was destroyed by the floods following storm Desmond in December 2015. Cumbria County Council organised the rebuilding of the structure using where possible its original stonework. The new design allowed more water to flow beneath the bridge, reducing the risk of future damage.
Following Storm Desmond, the existing bridge had been completely destroyed. Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd were awarded the contract to design and build a new bridge in the centre of Staveley, South Cumbria.
CLIENT: Cumbria County Council VALUE: £1.1m COMPLETION: May 2017
DURATION: 24 weeks CONTRACT: NEC3 Design and Build