Pell Frischmann Appointed to Aid the Refurbishment of Sculcoates Bridge

Pell Frischmann is delighted to have been appointed by Hull City Council to carry out the design for the historic Sculcoates Bridge refurbishment.

The Grade II listed Victorian swing bridge carries Chapman Street, an unclassified road, over the River Hull. Originally opening in 1874, the bridge has been closed to motorists since April 2020 after an inspection found that due to its deteriorating condition, it was no longer safe to carry motor vehicles.

The optioneering study and design will aim to achieve a minimum 7.5 tonne HA load rating, identify the best method to prevent overloading by vehicular traffic whilst also facilitating cycle and foot traffic, and refurbish the various bridge components.

On the project, Councillor Dean Kirk said:

This refurbishment not only protects a historic bridge, it also helps us improve our road infrastructure and waterways.

Pell Frischmann’s Transport Infrastructure Divisional Director, Dr Sas Majlessi said:

Pell Frischmann looks forward to returning this important heritage structure to its former glory, one that can be cost effectively maintained for years to come.


Bridge Engineering

Pell Frischmann has been delivering bridge engineering solutions within the Rail and Highways & Transportation sectors for both public and private sector clients for over 40 years. Our teams bring expertise across the field of bridge engineering, including bridge design, inspection and Asset Management.

Applying our expertisewe ensure cost-effective solutions are delivered for the whole lifecycle of a bridge, whether it’s developing options for a new FRP bridleway bridge in a rural setting, or meeting the demanding challenges of the Hammersmith Bridge Strengthening in the heart of London, or driving economies of scale through innovative engineering on motorway bridges on the M6.

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