Bridge Principal Inspection, Assessment and Strengthening.
Kexby Old Bridge is a three-span masonry arch bridge listed at Grade II* and also a designated ancient monument. The bridge was built in 1650 and until the 1970’s carried the A1079 Hull to York trunk road. We were instructed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) to conduct a Principal Inspection, Assessment and provide effective suggestions for the strengthening of the bridge.
The age and listing of the structure, the presence of roosting bats, protected River Lamprey in the River Derwent and the designation of the surrounding land as a SSSI all complicated the scheme and required us to liaise extensively with Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency. Other challenges we faced, included:
Mason Clark Associates produced a design which was agreed with all parties and produced all tender documents on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council as well as undertaking Site Supervision and Contract Administration duties during the contract.