Abbey Bridge and Viaduct Replacement
The Abbey Bridge in Evesham Worcestershire was in poor repair and despite regular maintenance works its condition continued to deteriorate, so a decision was made to replace the structure. The new structure has a design life of 120 years ensuring that Evesham town centre keeps its vital link across the River Avon.
The replacement bridge was constructed of reinforced concrete arches supporting transverse steel beams and a reinforced concrete deck. The approach viaduct deck consists of 180 MY1 bridge beams supported on reinforced concrete crossheads and columns. The Banagher MY bridge beam was developed by Banagher Precast Concrete in 2007 as a more efficient and environmentally friendly beam for shorter spans up to 19m.
Our Design department worked closely with Hochtief and Atkins to modify the design in order to improve the buildability of the deck on site. With the length of each of the 180 beams being different the detailing of the job was critical so close collaboration was vital
“Please thank Catherine having to work out the 180no individual beams. All the beams fitted perfectly!”
Richard Gaughran, Site Agent, Hochtief
Worcestershire County Council