Our client, Cam Forest, required a sympathetic yet robust bridge to carry heavy goods vehicles over Gayle Beck. The beck once fed Grade II listed Gayle mill which came third in the BBC’s 2004 Restoration contest and is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence.
This 19m span bridge in the Yorkshire Dales is used to carry heavy goods vehicles over Gayle Beck.
Being an area of outstanding natural beauty, road deck and balustrades were detailed in timber to compliment the rural setting.
Steel road beams were used on reinforced concrete wing walls. These wing walls are supported on piled foundations to carry the highways loads to suitable bearing strata and also reduce the requirement for deep excavations adjacent to the existing water course.