We offer a specialist service for the design and manufacture of bridges, particularly cross channel and moving structures. All bridges are manufactured and CE marked to the appropriate class under EN 1090. We have experience of lifting and swing bridges with or without counterweighting for pedestrian and highway usage.
The bridge shown below spans 12m across the River Medway in Kent, and weighed 42 tonnes including the steel counterweight. The bridge was designed for a 40 tonne road traffic load, and came complete with P2 parapet each side. For navigation passage the bridge can be raised via two hydraulic rams. The bridge was integrated with the adjacent automated barrier system to close the roadway when raised. Huntons completed the full M&E design, manufacture and installation of the bridge in 2005.
Public access walkways
Huntons have designed, built and installed bespoke walkways for a range of applications including for public access. Shown below is a walkway which was retro-fitted onto existing lock gates on the river Medway. This project involved the use of custom made scaffolding and modular sections to negate the need for a crane on site, saving the client money and delivering the project in a short time period. due to the success of the installation, the same design of walkway was then fitted to all other locks on the Medway over a 4 year period.