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New bridge installed at Forty Hall

New bridge installed at Forty Hall

cropGround Control’s construction team has installed a new bridge at Forty Hall as part of the extensive restoration works being carried out at the historic property.

This was a challenging project which required our team to overcome many restrictions when transporting the bridge from the car park to its final resting place – across Turkey Brook. The grasslands between the delivery point and Turkey Brook are covered by both Scheduled Ancient Monument and Higher Level Stewardship Agreements, restricting our vehicular access options. We also had to be mindful that the wider areas of the house grounds were, and have been throughout the project, open to the general public.

The fully constructed wooden bridge had to be carried by a 17m telehandler from the car park, along a path, which was heavily restricted by surrounding vegetation. The bridge was finally put into place on the recently reconstructed brick abutments. This was a slow and steady process which took around two hours to complete.

Despite all the obstacles, Ground Control successfully installed the bridge which now allows pedestrian access from the grounds of Forty Hall to Myddelton House Gardens.

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