Case Study

Bridge Demolition - Abbey Wood

Bridge Demolition - Abbey Wood


Bridge demolition; waste and environmental management; site mobilisation and demobilisation; protection of working culvert; road traffic management.

Project duration

Bank holiday weekend


Econ was commissioned to demolish and clear a concrete footbridge spanning a four lane highway. Timing was critical to ensure that disruption to traffic and local residents was kept to a minimum. Working ‘round the clock’ over a four day weekend period the Econ team successfully demolished and disposed of a large concrete structure in a controlled, efficient and safe operation. A carefully planned convoy approach ensured that all waste material was removed and recycled in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Staffing requirements

Careful and detailed planning was essential and the works were overseen and coordinated by one of our highly experienced project managers. Key staff included demolition technicians, and a team of waste removal and recycling operatives. By using our own material recycling facilities and pre-selected and vetted sites we were able to clear a large quantity of waste arising from the demolition over the four day period.

Equipment/Plant Used

1 x 35t 360 Excavator with a Concrete Cruncher attachment, 3 x 23t 360 Excavators with Breaker and Grab attachments, 1 x 15t 360 Excavator with Selecta Grab attachment and 1 x 360 Telehandler.

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