MHB are working with Story Contracting on a proposed project to invest a total of £5m to replace the Lindsells level crossing in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

The project, which will be delivered by Network Rail and funded through the Biggleswade Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), will see construction of a new bridge that will provide a safer and more accessible way for pedestrians, cyclists and horses to cross the railway. The new bridge will also form part of Biggleswade’s Green Wheel, a walking and cycling route.

A gated level crossing is currently used to cross the four tracks of the East Coast Main Line. The current proposal, subject to planning, is to build the new bridge approximately 385 metres to the north of the current location of the crossing. Installing a new high-sided bridleway bridge with steps and ramps will improve safety and connectivity for people in the area. This will also allow Network Rail to close the level crossing.  

The MHB services provided are; bridge and geotechnical engineering, surveying and laser scans, and supporting the planning application.

We will also be managing sub-consultants on this multidisciplinary project for OLE design and signaling design (including p-way surveys, OLE and heights and staggers surveys).

Images below are renders of what the proposed bridge might look like, produced by our bridge engineering team.

Watch a movie of what the bridge could look like