East Haven Viaduct is a highway structure that carries the A130 (Canvey Way) over East Haven Creek to the north west of Canvey Island. The viaduct was built in 1973 as part of the Canvey – Benfleet Approach Road project.
The structure is 612 metres long with 31 spans and comprises of a continuous, cast in-situ solid reinforced concrete deck which is supported by reinforced concrete end abutments and intermediate supports.
Essential maintenance is now planned to replace the original mechanical expansion/movement joint installed in 1973, which has now exceeded its service life and is beyond economic repair. This is a significant piece of work that will require a full closure of the viaduct for the main works, as the joint spans the width of the carriageway.