Gables Cross Footbridge
In 2013, Thortech were commissioned to undertake a term maintenance programme to repaint and resurface the bridge.
The bridge remained open during the majority of the work.
Spanning the A420 and A419, the 2000m2 Gables Cross Footbridge provides a safe crossing over two very busy dual carriageways for both pedestrians and cyclists. It is an important link between Sainsbury’s, Toys R Us and the villages of Stratton and Marston.
Thortech were appointed by Churchmen Fenner Brown construction company (who were in turn appointed by Swindon Borough Council) to undertake maintenance.
The task was to repaint and resurface the anti-slip surfacing on the bridge.
Prior to resurfacing, Thortech undertook patch repairs with the use of Resitech CS Epoxy primer and then applied for a wearing course.
The resurfacing of the steel footbridge was completed with resin, which was dressed with a 0.9>1.4mm Bauxite aggregate.
As the majority of the work was completed while the footbridge was open, the Thortech team carefully managed the foot traffic to ensure a safe passage was available.
Thortech Bridges & Marine
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