Decision details

Procurement for Oakbeck Bridge, Harrogate

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Procurement to undertake repair works on Oakbeck Bridge at an estimated cost of £750,000, to be carried out through the CECF 2021-2025 when awarded using a NEC4 ECC

Reasons for the decision:

The replacement of the existing masonry bridge with a new wider precast concrete bridge which will allow the removal of a precast concrete footbridge beside the existing bridge and bring the footpaths onto the new bridge as well as allowing better traffic flow to the existing roundabout. This will bring all the existing services across the bridge in a formal matter instead of them being under the highway. This strengthening will tie into the works to be done on the A59 at Kex Gill in the future.

Alternative options considered:

Leaving the existing structure is not an option. The footbridge has been repaired previously and the repairs have failed, the structure is now considered to be at the end of its life and is beyond economic repair. The existing road bridge was temporarily repaired and strengthening would be difficult in the location and achieving load carrying capacity would be difficult.

Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 04/06/2021