National Level Crossing Programme - Kemps Footbridge

  • Sector:Transport
  • Client:Kier Construction (Network Rail)
  • Location:Balcombe, West Sussex
  • Value:£300k

Barhale’s subsidiary, BCS Fabrications were contracted by Network
Rail (with Kier as the principal contractor) to design, fabricate and
install a new footbridge near Balcombe in Sussex as part of the overall
National Level Crossing Programme (NLCP). Kemp’s foot crossing,
which links the B2036 road with Stumble Field Wood and Balcombe
village, was used previously to cross the dangerous 90mph main
Brighton railway on a bend.

Network Rail were under pressure from the local authority to maintain
a local right of way, but with only three disruptive possessions
available during the final quarter of 2014, it provided a sizeable
challenge to complete the construction in the shortest time possible.