Building bridges can be a noisy business

PROJECT UPDATE - October 2021

The temporary diversion of the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) we are constructing north of the River Don will include two new bridges where the route crosses over the river.

These are being constructed in a way that will make them suitable for all of the different types of TPT users, including walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those using wheelchairs or mobility aids.

The bridges will sit on foundations known as abutments and to install these our team will need to use a technique called ‘sheet piling’.  This involves using an attachment on an excavator to carefully vibrate the piles into the ground.

It can also be quite noisy so we’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disturbance caused over this short period.

For anyone visiting the TPT between Dunford Bridge and Wogden Foot from 20 October, you may be able to hear some of this piling work taking place.  Our team will be completing this short-term activity as quickly and as safely as possible.

If you have any questions about any of this planned work, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to: visualimpact@nationalgrid.com