Charing Station Footbridge

  • Sector:Transport
  • Client:Network Rail Kent Route
  • Location:Charing, Kent
  • Value:£0.9m

To introduce cost saving efficiencies within their own organisation, Network Rail engaged Barhale through the NR route team, as part of the Kent Route Project DIME, rather than using the traditional NR Infrastructure Projects route. This was the first time that this project management route had been implemented.

The scope of the project was to construct a new steel footbridge within Charing Station to replace a life expired Exmouth type structure; the scope included its demolition/ removal following the successful installation of the new bridge.

Design and build project from GRIP stage 3 to 8 and involved gaining planning approval for the repositioning of the new bridge from the district council. Barhale working closely with our designers Tony Gee & Partners, the design we developed incorporated BCS fabrication’s extensive experience of fabricating steel footbridges.

The new bridge was scheduled to be installed and the existing concrete structure dismantled during a 57 hour OROR possession 21st to 22nd September 2013. This date was successfully met.