Frome bridge
Frome, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge

Location: Frome, Somerset, England
Software used: Advance Steel
Design office: Westbury Park Engineering
Architecture office: Mark Lovell Design Engineers
Dimensions: 21m Span

Project description:

This project consists of a new tapered design footbridge over the River Frome manufactured from weathering steel.
Handrail stanchions were drawn as AutoCAD® 3D models. Fittings for the cable stays were supplied by the manufacturer as IGES models.
The biggest challenge was the tapered design of the bridge - full integration with AutoCAD made drawing relatively straight forward as familiar tools and processes were employed.

Solutions provided by Advance Steel for this project:
- Importing the handrail stanchions from AutoCAD® into Advance Steel
- The transfer of the IGES model to Autodesk Inventor® then to AutoCAD® as an ACIS solid and finally into Advance Steel as a special part with much reduced file size
- Sending accurate fixing detail to site ahead of delivery to keep installation and crane time to a minimum

"Learning time is minimal, as all work is in AutoCAD with familiar tools, and I couldn't begin to estimate the production time saved - 200%, 300% or even 400% increase in productivity wouldn't be an over estimation." - Nial Ball, Project Engineer, Westbury Park Engineering Ltd

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England

Frome bridge, Somerset, England