Project Description

Client: Department for Infrastructure


The existing 5 span masonry arch bridge over the River Faughan was damaged during a flash flooding event on 22nd August 2017. The bridge was repaired, reconstructed and widened 3m on the downstream side.

The main goal of the project was to return the bridge structure to its original carriageway loading and hydraulic capacities whilst maintaining the historical aesthetic appearance. The opportunity was also taken to widen the bridge to improve both carriageway and footway widths, making it safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Works included:

  • Assessment of the condition of the existing bridge foundations
  • Repairs to the river bed and foundations and replacement of the apron
  • Temporary works to support 2 no. arches and associated piers
  • Temporary cofferdam works to control river flow
  • Demolition of partially collapsed spans, piers and foundations
  • Construction of concrete pier foundations
  • Construction of retaining walls
  • Construction of concrete sills, pier sills, arch units and spandrel walls