D&W carries out repairs to Lady Bay Bridge in Nottingham

Danaher & Walsh has been appointed by Via East Midlands to carry out urgent repair works to Lady Bay Bridge in Nottingham.

The historic bridge, which was originally built as a rail bridge, was damaged when a lorry crashed through its northern approach parapet in July, falling to the ground beneath the bridge.

The stricken bridge was initially closed for a week following the incident but, following a detailed engineer’s inspection, it was reopened with temporary traffic management to allow single lane traffic along the bridge.

Lady Bay Bridge is an absolutely critical component of Nottingham’s busy road network, as it forms one of just three crossings for road vehicles over the River Trent in the whole of Nottingham.

Danaher & Walsh was appointed and mobilised at short notice to carry out the vital repair works, enabling the bridge to be fully reopened with minimal downtime.

The works include carefully rebuilding decorative brickwork, the reinstallation and repair of giant coping stones, and installation of a length of new vehicle restraint barrier.

Nottingham City Council cabinet member for transport and environment Neil Clarke said: “Given the local heritage of the bridge, materials are being sourced which match the existing style. The parapet will also be rebuilt to replicate the previous design and wherever possible we’re reusing materials.

“This is an important route in and out of the city and following the accident we’re working really hard to get it reopened as soon as possible.”

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