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