Relinea provide Thameslink Railway with a health & safety solution for Westfield Rd Railway Bridge

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Relinea has been working alongside the principal contractor of the Westfield Railway project to provide a solution for the health and safety concerns of the Westfield Rd Railway Bridge in Peterborough.

The present brick walling on the bridge is too low to comply with health and safety regulations and current British and European standards.  Rebuilding the wall is not practical or cost effective, so consequently Relinea has been tasked with devising a suitable solution in durable GRP which can be incorporated onto the existing walls.

To resolve this health and safety concern, Relinea has designed a bespoke GRP parapet system to create additional height on the bridge walls. To construct this, Relinea produced a bespoke GRP mould that created a coping profile that matched the existing contour of the top of each wall.  The GRP moulded parapets were filled using Relinea’s unique lightweight infill system as an alternative to traditional timber stiffeners.  This will ensure that the GRP parapets remain rigid along the full length of the walls and resistant to impact, whilst retaining the lightweight properties of GRP.

The project requires a total of 120 linear metres of parapet coping that will be placed on top of the current brick walls of the bridge and fixed into position.

Working in conjunction with Thameslink Railway and the principal contractor, Relinea has provided a full design service for the GRP parapets including calculations and drawings, along with technical assistance to ensure a smooth and efficient installation.  Owing to strict possession access requirements Relinea have delivered the entire product to very tight deadlines to facilitate the project’s installation schedule.

The Westfield Rd Railway Bridge project is due completion early November 2015.

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