25th October 2021

Chesterton Gabions

A key milestone has been reached by Tarmac as part of its work in Cambridge to deliver new sustainable transport routes for pedestrians and cyclists across the historic university city.

The new 40-metre-long Abbey Chesterton Bridge was successfully lifted over the River Cam and installed into position last weekend in a complex operation by the company’s specialist infrastructure team. All work was carried out safely in accordance with necessary social distancing measures and national construction site guidance.

The new bridge forms a central part of the new Chisholm Trail, which is a joint project between the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council to bring forward a new flagship cross-city sustainable transport scheme.

The trail is set to significantly enhance walking and cycling routes between the city’s two main railway stations, providing safer, mostly off-road and traffic-free routes that also link to green spaces and employment hubs including the Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Prior to the bridge's installation, ATM were contracted by Tarmac for mechanical ditch clearance and the installation of gabion baskets, as well as fencing and landscaping of the site.

More updates on the trail can be found here: