Tennison Road Bridge is the largest bridge to be replaced on the rail network to date in the South East within the last decade.
The bridge crosses both the London Bridge and Victoria lines and replaced the existing bridge at Croydon, which was originally built around 1922. The new bridge provides a wider, much more sturdy and resilient structure for the local community. Locals benefit from wider footways, better lighting and cyclists enjoy safer conditions including broader carriageways. The new bridge also means that there is no longer a 3 tonne weight restriction for vehicles.
Severfield worked with Network Rail to ensure that there was little disruption and excessive noise during the construction and also when bringing the bridge into position. The company provided 300 tonnes of permanent steelwork and 120 tonnes of temporary steel for this project and worked to a programme of approximately 30 weeks, completing the project on schedule and with a creditable health and safety performance on the site.