Mossley, UK

Sited in the scenic upper River Tame valley Barret Homes residential development required a new 23 metre span access bridge and the re-decking of an existing Victorian access bridge over the River Tame.

Bridges at the Waters Edge, Mossley


Barratt Homes

Tameside Metropolitan Council

Project Description

Our experienced bridge design structural engineers designed the new bridge in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). For ease and speed of construction the bridge deck was designed with standard pre-stressed pre-cast concrete Y- section Bridge beams, supported on piled abutments incorporating a shielded integral bridge deck construction. Tameside BC required the bridge to be sympathetic with the heritage and environment of the area, therefore, Victorian style cast aluminium vehicular collision parapets were incorporated in the design. Stone facing is used on the sub-structure to reflect the local building heritage.

The original masonry sub-structure of the existing Victorian access bridge was assessed and appropriately strengthened. The existing cast iron deck failed to pass the bridge assessment and was replaced with a new deck consisting of pre-stressed pre-cast reinforced concrete T beams.

Thomas Consulting also designed a reinforced masonry high impact vehicular high containment barrier (required to satisfy planning conditions) to protect against vehicles leaving the estate road and falling into the deep river channel.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)