Footbridge Foundations in Rural Wales
Case Study

Footbridge Foundations, Wales

Installation of ground screw foundations, steel beams, timber frame and handrails for a footbridge in the Welsh countryside.

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council


Product Solutions
6 nr. RADIX PRO 76x1550 Ground Screws
6 nr. steel beams to support the 9m Byson Bridge

Install Team

No More Digging Wales

footbridge foundations in rural wales


We were contacted by Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council to see if we could dismantle and rebuild an ageing public footbridge over a small stream.

Having seen No More Digging advertised on social media, they thought ground screws would be an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to rebuild the bridge with minimal damage to the Welsh countryside.

The site was also situated in the middle of a large field a couple of miles away from power points and entry roads, so required a suitable foundation solution that could successfully get the equipment and materials to and from the site.

footbridge foundations in rural wales


We used a quad bike and trailer to get the ground screws and timber to the site and a generator to ensure enough power for the tools.

Due to the weight of the 9m bridge, the team installed six RADIX PRO 76mm x 1550mm Ground Screws.

The whole job from start to finish took a team of six people just five days to complete, including dismantling the old bridge, installing the ground screws and attaching metal plates, securing the steel beams, laying and securing the timber to the steel beams and building handrails either side of the bridge.

This was a big job, but I was very impressed that the team completed the whole project within a week. Using ground screws and steel beams meant there was no need for diggers and ultimately saved time and money. I will be recommending and using it again for future projects.
- Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council