bridges

Early involvement pays off for historic bridge works

04/01/2021

Engineering specialist Spencer Group is set to begin refurbishment work on one of the world’s most historic suspension bridges.

Shapps 'seeks £64m for Hammersmith bridge works'

15/12/2020

Ministers have asked the council responsible for Hammersmith Bridge to pay £64m to its restoration, it has been reported.

Pooley Bridge steels itself with new bridge

26/10/2020

The UK’s first stainless steel road bridge has officially opened – nearly five years after its predecessor was swept away in a storm.

200 years later, Thomas Telford comes to COVID rescue

08/10/2020

A suspension bridge designed by Thomas Telford almost 200 years ago has reopened to transport use to aid social distancing in a county now under a local COVID-19 lockdown.

Bearing the load: Congleton link road bridges

04/09/2020

Highways reports on the £90m Congleton link road and the bridge structures that make it so special.

Heatwave causes full closure of Hammersmith Bridge

18/08/2020

Hammersmith Bridge in West London is now closed to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic after engineers discovered ‘a sudden deterioration in key parts of the suspension structure’.

TfL to close key Thames crossing for short-term fix

04/08/2020

London’s Vauxhall Bridge will be closed to general traffic from the weekend for what Transport for London described as ‘critical maintenance’, but no date has been set for ‘top priority’ major renewals that were postponed due to a lack of cash.

200 years young: Union Chain Bridge gets a refurb

22/07/2020

Leading engineering specialist Spencer Group is set to begin work next month to refurbish and rebuild one of the world’s oldest suspension bridges.

Mabey Hire

21/07/2020

Highways England joins up £3.6m junction bridge works

18/06/2020

Highways England is to close part of a key Yorkshire interchange at the centre of the M1 and M62 network later this month after bringing forward essential maintenance work.

Council sticks to social distancing as it bridges the gap

17/06/2020

Durham County Council has begun work on a £2.5m scheme to demolish and replace a road bridge near Bishop Auckland.

New bridge arrives in Cambridge under police escort

13/05/2020

Tarmac and SH Structures have achieved a major milestone on a transformational project in Cambridge with the delivery of the new Abbey Chesterton Bridge.

Council chiefs warn of ‘chronic need’ for bridge repair funding

03/03/2020

Local authority leaders have said there is a ‘chronic need’ for investment in local roads in response to a report on the number of substandard road bridges in Great Britain.

New bridge aims to remove business bottleneck

16/01/2020

Construction of a new road bridge in Hertfordshire costing over £10m started this week.

Protecting bridges in extreme climates

18/10/2019

Both concrete and steel bridges are susceptible to corrosion from water and waterborne contaminants making waterproofing crucial. Jason Armstrong, product marketing manager for liquid waterproofing EMEA at GCP Applied Technologies outlines some of the key points to consider.

Balfour Beatty fined over worker's death on bridge project

27/02/2019

Balfour Beatty Group has been fined £600,000 after a worker was fatally injured on a construction site in Scotland.

Arch enemy of M6 upgrade to bite the dust

21/02/2019

Highways England will close the M6 for around 18 hours next month to take down an arch bridge standing in the way of an all lane running scheme.

DfT reasserts overspend 'orthodoxy' after Orwell debacle

24/01/2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has called on Suffolk County Council to explain why costs on a bridge project across the River Orwell ballooned so much that the scheme collapsed.

Sunk costs: Suffolk writes off £8.3m as it halts bridges project

23/01/2019

Suffolk County Council is set to scrap plans to build three bridges on the River Orwell in Ipswich, despite having already spent £8.3m in development costs.

London's Illuminated River project to be 'longest public art commission in the world'

14/01/2019

FM Conway has secured the first phase of the Illuminated River project, which once completed will span 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames and be the longest public art commission in the world.

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