Abbey Bridge
Project

Abbey Bridge

Location

Evesham

Client

Worcestershire County Council

Consultant

Atkins

Contractor

Hochtief

Stage

Complete

Project Description

The existing bridge was in need of replacement due to its reduced load bearing capacity. EMJ worked closely with the main contractor and consultant to design and manufacture approx. 535m2 of GRP Permadeck panels to cope with variance in support structure, concrete depth and spans on this complex bridge. EMJ supplied 155m2 of GRP Permadeck standard panels of varying lengths from 1505mm - 3600mm to carry 260mm of wet concrete. These panels were supported by steel beams for the shorter panels with the longer panels on the bridge approaches being supported from a re-inforced concrete wall at one end and steel beams at the other. EMJ also designed and manufactured approx 360m2 haunched panels of varying pitch to suit steel reinforcements within the deck. EMJ designed panels to suit varying depths of concrete up to 460mm maximum. The Permadeck panels at either end of each bay incorporated a closed/vertical end to provide shutter to adjoining horizontal panels. Additional single haunched end panels were also designed and manufactured at approx 3600mm in length, again with varying pitch and concrete loads.