ST CATHERINE’S HOSPICE
Bridge Repairs and Access Improvements St. Catherine’s Hospice, Preston. We were approached by St. Catherine’s Hospice, appointed architect with concerns about a narrow existing stone masonry arch bridge that provided the main access to the hospice.
St. Catherine’s Hospice, Preston
St Catherine’s Hospice
Concerns were also raised regarding pedestrians using the bridge because of the very narrow roadway and it was decided to construct a small access footbridge alongside the bridge to provide a safe access. The architect required a simple low-cost structure, largely constructed from timber to be sympathetic with the woodland setting. We designed the footbridge structure utilising low cost bank seat foundations supported by small diameter driven piles.
To provide durability and reduce maintenance costs the timber decking is supported by two effectively concealed galvanised steel beams and durable hardwood is used for the decking and parapets.