Interserve has been awarded a £5.8m contract to refurbish the Albert Bridge over the River Thames in London. Client is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
The Albert Bridge is a hybrid cable stayed/suspension bridge spanning the River Thames and is a listed structure. The overall length of the bridge is 220 m (comprising two central spans, each 61 m and side spans of 49 m each).
A number of structural elements have deteriorated to such an extent that they now pose a risk to bridge integrity and safety of both road and river users. Some elements structurally assessed have been found to be substandard.
The majority of the works will be below deck, but will require removal of large areas of deck fully due to its continuity in construction.
These works will enable the complete deck supporting structure to be given full corrosion protection once complete.
Full repainting of the bridge and upgrading of the bridge lighting will be carried out as part of the contract.