Our Foot Bridge Works
This bridge was designed for a sub – contractor on behalf of a private hotel located on an island on the River Thames.
This iconic bridge is a steel pratt truss u-frame spanning well over 35 metres. This bridge is flood resistant to a 1 in 100 year storm event and complies with BA 59/94 Design of Highway Bridges for Hydraulic Action.
BDS designed the bridge for golf buggies and general pedestrian use as well as crowd loading from social events such as weddings.
BDS performed the reinforced concrete pile cap design to BS –EN – 1992 and the bridge steel pile foundation design. BDS produced full reinforced concrete pile cap drawings and pile – cap bar bending schedules which were fully constructed from.
SHROPSHIRE BOAT CLUB
This bridge was designed for a subcontractor in 2010 on behalf of a boat club and conforms to current British waterway standards and BS EN 1991 – 1 – 7. Its durability has lasted the test of time which proves the quality and resilience of BDS design.
SHEEP BRIDGE SCOTLAND
This is an agricultural bridge and was designed for a bridge manufacturer in 2011 on behalf of Natural England. It is designed to carry loading from both pedestrians and farm animals.
The bridge is a steel bow string pratt truss with paint finishes compliant to highway standards.
RIVER BRIDGE SCOTLAND
This is a modular Agricultural bridge and was designed for a bridge manufacturer in 2013. It is designed to carry loading from both pedestrians and farm animals.
The bridge is a steel pratt truss with paint finishes compliant to highway standards and environmental standards.
OSWESTRY PRIVATE RAILWAY BRIDGE
BDS designed a sinusoidal beam bridge for a bridge sub – contractor in 2018 on behalf of Shropshire County council. It is designed to carry pedestrians across a private railway line. The sinusoidal design concept was conceived by BDS Director Jamie Burgess. The design creates a smooth interface between the deck and abutment surfaces. This idea allows free draining whilst avoiding trip hazards and DDA compliant gradients.
The bridge was approved by Shropshire County Council after a category 1 approval in principal and fully conforms to highway standards for a 100 year design life. It is also a DDA compliant footbridge.
MILL MEADOW FOOT BRIDGE
This is a fully highways compliant steel pedestrian foot bridge crossing a watercourse in Shropshire. BDS acquired a category 1 approval in principal from Shropshire County Council. The bridge was assembled on a restricted site with narrow access. This pedestrian foot bridge is an important right of way for school runs and dog walking.
LOCCOMBE FOOT BRIDGE
This is a fully highways compliant steel pedestrian foot bridge crossing a watercourse in Somerset near a Naval Airbase. BDS acquired a category 1 approval in principal from Somerset County Council for this important right of way for pedestrian and agricultural use. The bridge is used frequently by ramblers, joggers and agricultural access for sheep and cattle. The bridge was assembled on a very remote site with limited access. It was bespoke designed with specialized modular slide plate connections which were unique to this bridge.
IVE FARM FOOT BRIDGES
BDS acquired five separate category 2 highway approvals from Waltham Forest County Council for a set of replacement foot bridges. BDS footbridges provide increased pedestrian access to the nearby Olympic Village and Euro Star Depot. The footbridge design was sympathetic to an environmentally sensitive site. BDS acquired a Category 2 approval for raked micro pile foundations which were easy to install in a restricted location. They reduced muck shift and exportation of disposed material.
Each footbridge has separate approvals for foundations and superstructure. This approach splits each bridge into separate assets which can be dealt with individually for maintenance and reuse. BDS allowed the design to take this approach for more sustainable footbridges.
DARTON POST OFFICE BRIDGE
Darton Post Office Bridge carries pedestrians and important main services across a deep water course fragmenting the village. This bridge gained a category 1 highways approval from Barnsley Metropolitan District Council. It has a compliant paint specification and anti – slip deck surfacing.