Stone Crossing Footbridge
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London January 2017 Costain
At Stone Crossing, located on the Charring Cross to Margate line, a level crossing crosses the tracks between Church Hill and Charles Street.

As part of Network Rail’s target to improve the safety at level crossing on the route, it has been decided to close the level crossing and to remove its associated crossing keeper’s box by providing alternative access across the railway by a footbridge with step-free access for pedestrians and cyclists.

BCS has been assigned by Costain to develop a design for the Stone Crossing Footbridge which will allow for a safer pedestrian access across the tracks.

This project involved the development up to GRIP 4 (Single Option Development) and GRIP 5 (Detailed Design), detailed site surveys, input into safety and risk assessments, structural and geotechnical calculations.

The footbridge included access ramps and stairs, to be suitable wide and the ramps no worse than a 1:15 gradient and it should be allowed for strapping signalling equipment out.

The footbridge design took into account site specific constraints such as:
- Footbridge and ramps to remain within the narrow corridor that is Network Rail owned land
- Existing embankment on the down side approx. 1m high and steep embankment on the up side approx. 4m high up to a level platform with a sub-station.
- Apparatus maps indicated third party buried services along the down side and under the level crossing