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River Allen Footbridge

Avon Construction were awarded the contract by East Dorset County Council to design and build a new 14m span steel footbridge with 18m of approach ramps and associated stair set spanning the River Allen, situated in the heart of Wimborne.

The footbridge was bought to site and installed with the use of a 100t mobile crane. Key construction activities included reinforced concrete foundations, bottom driven piles, installation of structural steelwork, footpath construction, landscaping works and the installation of LED illuminated handrail.

Works were undertaken alongside the River Allen therefore the environmental risks were high. The project was successfully bought to completion on time and to budget and open for public use for Christmas 2016.