Masonry, stone and wrought iron bridges gave way to reinforced concrete in the early 20th century. Up until then thousands of river, road and rail crossings across the UK were forged by traditional stone and masonry arch construction techniques. Never having been designed to withstand the impact of today’s environment, the decay and subsequent weakening of these structures is beginning to cause concerns for the national transport authorities.
The key skills of our team at Zenith Conservation, and our Engineers Consultancy, are transferable to assist with identifying solutions for suitable repair, refurbishment and strengthening techniques of ageing masonry and stone (or composite) bridges.
We are able to work as principle contractor or as a specialist to the transport authorities. In addition we are able to provide a reactive service to repair damaged masonry or stone parapets caused by vehicle impact or similar.