Chelsea River Bridge (aka Battersea Rail Bridge)

Client:
Kier Construction

Project Type:
Refurbishment, Strengthening

The Chelsea Rail Bridge structure has 5 spans, of 45m each, carrying two electrified lines as well as LUL  power supply across the Thames.  This £6 million contract involves the following:

  • Site surveys – including paint and metal testing.
  • Full structural assessment using finite element modelling (CAT 3 checked).
  • Detailed design of extensive strengthening works, repair details and associated temporary works to allow implementation, without the requirement for these to be undertaken in a “wheels free” environment  (Form AA/BA).
  • Design check of the underslung scaffold for GBP works (Form B).
  • Design of structural monitoring during the works and design of scour protection and masonry repairs.
  • Support for planning and heritage consent and relocation of houseboats (Form C).
  • Assessment of track alignment.
  • Full specification.
  • All the works above were completed, to Form B sign off, including Network Rail approval periods, in 4 months.

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