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When it was decided to replace Sheering Bridge in Essex, it was first of all necessary to provide temporary pedestrian access for the duration of the works.

This was achieved by installing a temporary scaffold access bridge with Heras fencing used to direct pedestrians away from the work site and to the temporary bridge.

The existing bridge was removed, taking care to ensure that no debris entered the water course.

The area around the abutments was pumped to keep the excavation dry and reinforced concrete was used to construct new foundations. Brickwork repairs were also undertaken and anti-scour protection installed.

Steel bearings were set to the required level, secured and grouted into position, prior to the installation of the new steel bridge.

Once the bridge was completed, the approach roads were re-laid, further landscaping works undertaken and the temporary footbridge removed.