NOL 360 Exchange Footbridge Strengthening Works


Robert West was commissioned to develop a design for strengthening the footbridge dating from circa 1886 whilst minimising disruption to public access.


The following strengthening and refurbishment works were designed:

  • provision of new outriggers restraining the top flange of each girders
  • provision of new end frames, end posts and bearing assemblies to replace the existing ones in order to reinstate the original load path on to the existing cast-iron trestle
  • repair the strengthening of lattices based on either condition and/or strength
  • provision of vertical transverse bracing between steel columns
  • full grit blasting and protective paintwork treatment
  • repair and refurbishment works to trestle and landing
  • reinstatement of anti-slip surfacing, timber decking and drainage.


A Grip 3/4 design was prepared for AIP submission and achieved approval