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Carter House Manually Operated Swing Bridge

As part of the rejuvenation of the Sankey Canal running alongside the north side of the Mersey, Eadon design a manually operated swing bridge as a replacement of a fixed timber bridge used for maintenance vehicles and pedestrian access. The new bridge is a single carriageway, 15m long, steel swing bridge weighing 18 tonnes.

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Widnes, Cheshire


Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd

In Partnership with


Eadon Consulting produced the detailed bridge structure design to BS5400-3 and the detailed design of the mechanical components to BS2573. The output of our work was a full set of  detailed manufacturing drawings of all components.

Due to early complications which delayed the start of the project the design works and manufacturing drawings were carried out in only four weeks.

Following the successful completion of the Carter House Bridge Project, there are future plans by the Sankey Canal Restoration Society to replace several other bridge structures along the same stretch of canal. The waterway leads to the picturesque Sankey Valley Park.

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