Old Gasworks Footbridge Repairs and Renovation
Decision Maker: Executive Director (Development)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
A first phase of a feasibility study (now
completed) undertook a general condition survey of the existing
structure. The survey identified areas of significant thinning by
corrosion in some of the steel frame members and cracking in the
reinforced concrete decking. These defects require further site
investigation of a more intrusive and detailed nature and to
undertake a desktop analysis of the residual structural strength in
order to assess the risk. From that, the nature and extent of
necessary repairs can be determined and likely cost.
This decision was delegated to officers under
section 4.4 of the Council Constitution.
The decision was made to transfer £10k to Oxfordshire County Council to match its expenditure on conducting a survey of the old gasworks bridge to identify the extent of necessary repairs.
Alternative options considered:
The first option considered was to do nothing.
This option would see the bridge deteriorate and as it might
present a health and safety risk, the option was discarded.
Having carried out a general condition survey, the chosen option is to carry out a further investigative survey to identify the extent of necessary repairs.
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 12/09/2019