Project Description

Known Locally as ‘Stowfield Viaduct’ or ‘The Black Bridge’, Lydbrook Bridge was built in 1875 to take the railway line across the River Wye. The railway was then closed in 1964 and converted into a public footpath, which was in turn closed in 2016 due to safety concerns.

LT Scaffold Services were appointed in 2018 to provide scaffold access and protection for refurbishment and re-instatement of the public walkway, which was to take place in 2 stages. Initially LT were required to erect a 100m x 8m designed suspended scaffold for the refurbishment of various elements of the bridge. This was followed by a full dismantle and re-erect of the scaffold structure as a safe pedestrian walkway across the full span of the bridge – this stage had to be completed within 2 weeks in order to meet the client’s programme requirements.