The Pooley Bridge works involved the installation of a sheet pile cofferdam and gabion wall, producing the new East abutment, with placement of lightweight concrete to create a foundation for the reinforced concrete abutments.
A milestone was reached on Sunday 28 February as the nose section was successfully guided into position with the help of a 200T crane situated on the East approach. Final sections of the bridge were then built on the west bank and pushed over and the lightweight nosing removed.
Temporary approach ramps were then constructed to lift and realign the carriageway to bridge level including alterations to drainage, kerbing and footpaths.
The final layout provides a single carriageway under traffic light control with a dedicated 1.5m wide footway on the downstream side of the deck.
The works also included minor repairs to carriageway erosion within an SSSI along the lakeside.