The Highways and Special Projects division of civil engineering and building specialists North Midland Construction has been awarded two contracts worth almost £½ million for Lincolnshire County Council to undertake essential work on two bridges.
A deck replacement contract for Fox Covert Bridge in Saxilby, near Lincoln, will enable the removal of a weight restriction.
The works involve demolishing the existing reinforced concrete deck and part of the abutments and central pier, and the installation of a new reinforced concrete deck and structural steel beams. Starting in August the work will be completed by December.
Stickford Bridge is another deck replacement contract to remove another weight restriction with the replacement of the existing bridge deck with pre-cast concrete beams and the installation of a reinforced concrete deck. Work will start this month and take 12 weeks to complete.
Geoff Poyzer, executive director of Special Projects at NMC said: “We’re very pleased to have been awarded these contracts. The essential works will strengthen the bridges to cater for all traffic.
“Our team has vast experience of working on bridge projects with recent work on Wilford footbridge in Nottingham winning the Institution of Civil Engineers award.”