Cogden Beck

Client: North Yorkshire County Council

Value: £900k
Location: Swaledale
Contract Period: 16 weeks
Contract Type: NEC4


Cogden Beck is our first contract for North Yorkshire County Council and comprises the reconstruction of two collapsed bridges. The bridges collapsed in 2019 as a result of flooding and our client has since been granted a £3m funding award to repair the damages.

This site is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest and, as a result, repair work must be delivered in a very short time period. Howard Civil Engineering were awarded the project in August 2020 and significant emphasis was placed on our ability to react and mobilise very quickly in order to meet the challenging deadlines.


  • One bridge to be constructed using a box culvert and faced with stone work salvaged from the original collapsed bridge.
  • Other bridge to be constructed using a mixture of new and salvaged stone elements to form the bridge abutments and arched barrel, in addition to in situ concrete support works.
  • Removal of temporary road surface previously installed.
  • Reinstate surrounding area to its natural state.

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