Ardleigh Green Bridge

Transport for London


3 years

A127, Essex

Location & Overview

As part of the road modernisation plan, Transport for London invested £32m to replace the Ardleigh Green bridge, which carries the A127 Southend arterial road over the East Anglia Railway. The work sees the 90-year-old bridge, replaced with a new, wider structure offering improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists and improved headroom for Crossrail and domestic trains running to and from London.

Work, Challenges & Solutions

Concrete Cutting used a variety of diamond drilling, wire sawing and floor sawing techniques over a number of visits. The floor saw was used for cutting sections of the bridge ready for lifting, whilst the buttresses were made ready for removal by wire sawing allowing for the new bridge sections to be installed.
To limit the works impact on the rail network, we were tasked with working outside of normal hours, often at night.


Critical targets, due to the nature of the works, were achieved.