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Highways England may have to reverse bridge infill

22/07/2021

Highways England has been told that it will need to apply for planning permission for controversial works it has carried out to infill a bridge in Cumbria if it intends the work to be permanent.

Missing you already: Bridge restoration at 'historic stage'

17/03/2021

Work to restore the 200-year-old Union Chain Bridge in Northumberland has reached ‘a symbolic stage’, with the physical connection between England and Scotland at the site being severed.

Bridges threat 'shows lack of joined-up thinking'

24/02/2021

More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition objecting to Highways England’s plans to infill or demolish more than 100 disused railway bridges, which campaigners say could be needed for new rail or active travel routes.

New UK Bridges Awards launched

18/02/2021

Our ‘sister’ publication, Bridge design & engineering (Bd&e) magazine and the organisers of the Bridges conference and exhibition have unveiled a new Bridges Awards competition for 2021, in partnership with the Bridge Owners' Forum.

New bridge looks to the future and preserves the past

16/02/2021

Construction of the £46m new Dyfi Bridge on the A487 north of Machynlleth is set to begin in March.

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.

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