Hertfordshire Bridge Lift Eases Traffic and Provides New Housing Opportunities

This weekend, saw the bridge deck at Apsley, Hertfordshire lifted into position over the West Coast Main Line.
As the bridge was installed, the local community cheered and celebrated with fireworks.

Osborne began the scheme to build a bridge over the railway line, to alleviate the current traffic congestion and provide capacity for increased traffic flow from the housing development.

Osborne started working on this project back in 2004, helping Bloor Homes develop an innovative method for building a new bridge over the London to Birmingham West Coast Mainline Railway in a very difficult location. The recession of 2008 hit and work was delayed before Bovis Homes acquired the land.

Persevering with the work, the team continued to support their customer on the design work and got the go ahead earlier this year to begin the physical construction work.

Through working closely with our customer and understanding the concerns of the Manor Estate Residents the team have developed a construction sequence which will prevent road closures during the work and minimise effect on the community.

The new bridge and road has been carefully planned and designed to ease current congestion, improve safety and provide future capacity for the estate as it becomes populated.

Osborneā€™s bridge and road works are due to be completed by Spring 2018.