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 - New Year, New Office

Here at Thomas Consulting we are on the move….

Exciting times after nearly 20 years in the current office at Friar Street the team are moving to a brighter, bigger accessible office at 21 China Street, Lancaster.  

The building has been part of a development undertaken by JMP Architects at their existing site.

The new office space has access directly off of China Street giving on-site parking for the Team and visiting clients; a rarity in Lancaster city centre.

As soon as COVID-19 Security and Government restrictions permit, we are looking forward to inviting all our associates and clients to enjoy a little cheese and Wine event at our new home.

We will be raising a toast to a healthy, safe and prosperous year for all.

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)