Mellor Spodden Bridges

A scheme in Rochdale which involved extensive concrete repairs and waterproofing to two adjacent bridges, as well as gabion basket installation in the River Spodden.

Client: Rochdale MBC
Location: Mellor Street Rochdale
Value: £490k

The two adjacent bridges span Mellor Street where the River Spodden meanders. They were constructed in the early 20th century, and have had very little repair works over the past hundred years. Following investigations to the underside of the structures it was deemed necessary to carry out significant concrete repair works, as well as installing a waterproof membrane on the surface of the bridges. As the bridge structure was exposed, further areas requiring repair work were uncovered.

The works also involved de-vegetation of the river banks immediately adjacent to the bridges and construction of Gabion Basket retaining walls plus regrading of the river banks adjacent to the bridges.  Upon completion of the works, backfilling, resurfacing and repairs to the adjacent highways were completed.

There were many challenges during the project, including:

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