Kearsney Station Footbridge Feasibility Study

Frankham Consultancy Group were commissioned to review the viability of refurbishing Kearsney Station footbridge to extend its remaining design life, rather than replace.

The footbridge is a single span structure; the main span is formed of wrought iron lattice main girders with transverse cross girders and outriggers with a timber deck. The staircases comprise cast iron stringers supporting timber treads, and landings supported by cast iron angle column trestles.

The project scope was to design and specify low maintenance elements to refurbish the structure whilst increasing the overall load carrying capacity of the footbridge. We also undertook an inspection for assessment and a targeted structural assessment. These assessments informed the feasibility study and provided our client with the current status of their asset.

BAM Nuttall

Structural and measured surveys
Survey specification
Feasibility studies and optioneering
Structural assessment
Design assurance forms
Engineering assurance: CRE-D competency.