Taziker makes progress with pultruded FRP footbridge

pultruded FRP footbridge

There is a growing demand for level crossings to be replaced across the UK rail network due to the risks they pose to the public. Taziker has responded with its own design solution.


In 2018 Network Rail organised a design competition with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for footbridges. Three designs were selected – the Frame bridge (designed by Gottlieb Paludin Architects/Davies Maguire) as the winner, and the Beacon (Haskoll/Davies Maguire) and the Ribbon (Knight/Arup) as back-ups. All three were put in the design manual for station footbridges published in December 2020.


Other designs have since emerged, with financial backing from Network Rail – the Futura (Marks Barfield/Cowi) and the Flow (Knight/Jacobs and others).


Taziker’s design has been self-funded but despite the lack of any development funding from Network Rail, it has now secured commissions in three separate locations.


It is using its Legacy FRP bridge designs for a three-metre wide bridleway footbridge in Llanharan, South Wales, as well as a new ‘access for all’ (AFA) footbridge in Lostwithiel in Cornwall and a new level crossing replacement footbridge in Shornemead, Kent.


The Shornemead contract has been awarded through competitive tender, and Taziker is just starting the site survey and ground investigation works.


Lostwithiel and Llanharan are at similar stages, PACE 2 (Grip 4 & 5 Design – according to the Governance for Railway Investment Projects procedures). Actually delivery remains a few months away.


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