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Reconnecting Somerset villages following severe flooding

A372 Beer Wall, Somerset

Large sections of road on the Somerset Levels were overwhelmed with flooding, leaving a village cut off for two months. The A372 between Aller and Othery was one of the flood-hit roads and had to be closed for flood prevention work to take place.


BeamBridge installed to create a temporary carriageway for motorists


to install our BeamBridge


temporary BeamBridge was in place for


Reconnecting villages after severe flooding left them cut off for 2 months
Temporary vehicle bridge and pedestrian bridge installed whilst flood prevention work was undertaken

Products used on this project

The challenge

A temporary bridge was required whilst the installation of two new culverts took place, to allow flood water to drain underneath the road as opposed to flooding it and causing the road to be closed again. The scheme was led by Somerset County Council and the sub-contractor, Aspin Group.

Our solution

A 16m BeamBridge was installed to give an overall carriageway of 6.9 metres allowing for two-way traffic. In addition, a 15m single span, 2m wide Pedestrian BeamBridge was installed to allow safe access for pedestrians. A Mabey Hire product advisor was on site during the placing of the bridge units onto their foundations, which was completed within three hours. Mabey Hire’s bridge units allowed minimal closure time of the A372; the BeamBridge system lived up to its reputation with the installation being carried out quickly and easily.

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