Weeley Station – Exmouth Footbridge Removal
March, 06, 2023
At a Glance
Location: Weeley Station
Type of Project: Crane Lifts
Scope of Services: Project Management and Lead Design, Rail Engineering, Temporary Works
Weeley station is a two platform Category F station operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. The access to the station is via a single entrance to Platform 2. The only access to Platform 1 was via an existing Exmouth precast reinforced concrete footbridge spanning two tracks with dog leg staircases to each platform. The GRIP 3 remit outlined that the footbridge was nearing life expiration and it was proposed to replace the structure with a new TUM 400 Steel Footbridge.
There was a requirement to carry out temporary works designs for the removal of the existing Exmouth Footbridge and the installation of the new TUM 400 Steel Footbridge. The existing structure was removed in sections with a 150T mobile crane. The temporary conditions of the footbridge during the staged demolition works was determined and temporary propping was designed accordingly. Ground investigation was carried out to determine the requirements of a crane mat for all lifting operations based on maximum outrigger loading.