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Located in Exeter, the Exe Bridges link the north of the city to the south side via A377 and a complex roundabout system.
Funded by Devon County Council, Alpha Rail was contracted by EG Fencing to replace pedestrian railings around the Exe Bridges roundabout and subway system. The existing railings had corroded considerably and it was no longer cost effective to continue to repair and paint them.
Alpha Rail conducted a thorough site survey and as a result were able to offer valuable advice on the types of pedestrian guardrail that would be need to be installed in order to comply with current legislation.
In total, Alpha Rail manufactured and installed over 1200m of various pedestrian guardrail systems. The site survey outlined that some sections of the metal railings across the two bridges would need to be upgraded to standard P4 pedestrian parapet guardrail and the heights adjusted to suit cyclists or pedestrian users.
The site survey also revealed that some of the metal railings would need to be installed both radiused to fit seamlessly around the busy roundabout system and raked in order to incorporate the transitional sections of the underground subway system.
"Alpha Rail, after winning the scheme with their partners EG Fencing, surveyed the site and offered valuable advice on current legislation and requirements. Alpha Rail undertook the manufacture of a complex pedestrian guardrail system. They have been professional and a pleasure to deal with."- Mr T. Martin, Devon County Council