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Sheet Piling at Copley Bridge, Halifax
Sheet Piling for Copley Bridge in Halifax

Sheet Piling has been installed by leading Sheet Piling and Ground Engineering Contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering at Copley Bridge, Halifax.

An 184-year old bridge collapsed after torrential downpour and flooding engulfed Calderdale in Halifax, during 2015’s Boxing Day floods. The bridge had stood over the river Calder from 1831, and had been an important river crossing for generations. It was originally part of a turnpike route used to move livestock. From the mid 19th Century it was crossed by factory workers to get from Copley to St Stephen’s Church. Until boxing day 2015, hundreds of people crossed the bridge every day.

Aarsleff began on site on the 11th May and completed just a week later. Part of a £1.2 million remedial scheme, the new bridge will consist of a steel and stone structure to reconnect the two sides of the valley. Once opened, it will provide access to pedestrians, horses and non-motorised vehicles. Aarsleff drove 70 No. 10m Arcelor PU18-1-1 steel sheets with its Movax. The project demonstrated how Aarsleff could help its clients react quickly and effectively to environmental flood damage.

It was an extremely sensitive scheme, and all operations were carried out with a great deal of care and attention to detail.

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