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North Midland wins £500k bridges

07/07/2011

The Highways and Special Projects division of civil engineering and building specialists North Midland Construction has been awarded two contracts worth almost £½ million for Lincolnshire County Council to undertake essential work on two bridges.

Resurfacing for three Hampshire bridges

01/10/2012

A three-week maintenance project to resurface three bridges on the A303 in Hampshire begins this week.

Five in frame for £200m TFL tunnels and bridge work

10/03/2013

Transport for London has shortlisted Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Costain, Hochtief and Skanska for a major programme of bridge and tunnel strengthening in the capital.

M8 bridge works completed quickly

13/05/2013

The refurbishment of three bridges over the M8 has been completed ahead of schedule.

M27 bridge works to continue

31/07/2013

A scheme to upgrade two bridges on the M27 near Park Gate in Hampshire has been extended until January 2014.

A75 bridge lift completed

04/11/2013

Beams supporting a new bridge over the £17.1 million Dunragit bypass in Scotland were lifted into place at the weekend.

Bridge improvements taking place on M5

06/02/2014

Work to improve the safety of four bridges on the M5 is being carried out by the Highways Agency.

Bridge repairs to take place in Surrey

17/06/2014

Multi-million pound repairs will be carried out on historic bridges in Surrey.

Renovation of historic Surrey bridges completed

03/07/2014

A project to regenerate two historic bridges in Surrey has been completed on time despite severe winter flooding.

Rochester bridges to be maintained by FM Conway

18/05/2015

FM Conway has been awarded a five-year contract to maintain the bridges over the Medway at Rochester.

Britain’s bridges feeling the strain

18/11/2015

Almost 2,400 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are sub-standard, according to RAC research.

Drones to be used for inspecting roads

13/07/2016

Asset management inspections will be carried out by drones – making it safer, quicker and easier to assess vital infrastructure such as roads, bridges and railways.

Bridges to be demolished as part of A5-M1 Link scheme

02/09/2016

Two bridges over the M1 near Dunstable will be demolished this month as Highways England progresses with work on the £162 million A5-M1 Link scheme.

Cleveland Bridge install eight bridges as part of A1 upgrade

22/11/2016

Cleveland Bridge UK (CBUK) has completed the installation of eight bridges as part of the upgrade of the A1 in North Yorkshire.

Plans for new A9 bridge over River Spey revealed

08/03/2017

Proposals for a new bridge to cross the River Spey near Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park have gone on display as part of the consultation process for the preferred option for the A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme.

More than 3,000 British road bridges substandard - RAC Foundation

10/03/2017

More than 3,000 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

Council seeks contractor for £120m river crossing

01/03/2018

Norfolk County Council is advertising for a contractor to design and build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth, in a contract worth up to £75m.

Severn crossing to be renamed after Prince Charles

09/04/2018

The Second Severn Crossing is to be renamed The Prince of Wales Bridge at a ceremony later this year.

Public sector 'can learn from' £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing project

06/08/2018

Auditors have praised Transport Scotland for its management of the project to build the new Queensferry Crossing, which opened late last year but came in at least £110m under budget.

Repair is not an option: 170-year old bridge faces demolition

09/08/2018

Aberdeenshire Council has had to close a 170-year old road bridge over a railway line on safety grounds and now plans to demolish and replace it.

‘Green solutions’ used in replacement bridge

14/08/2018

A council has hailed the road safety improvements and ‘green engineering’ it has introduced in a £580,000 project to replace a road bridge.

Genoa bridge collapse - what we know so far

14/08/2018

A motorway bridge has collapsed near Genoa in north west Italy, killing 'at least 39 people'. These are the facts so far as the story develops.

M6 bridge to come down to make room for all lane running

16/08/2018

Highways England has announced plans to remove a 150-tonne section of concrete bridge across the M6 in one piece to make room for an all lane running smart motorway.

Lorries can’t limbo: Drivers told to 'wise up and size up'

16/08/2018

Network Rail has launched a ‘collaborative’ new campaign to educate lorry drivers about the dangers of low bridges after the worst year for bridge strikes for five years.

Council bosses say need for bridge funding is now ‘desperate’

19/09/2018

A council covering one of Britain’s wettest areas has said it needs a ‘miracle’ to solve its highways structural maintenance problem.

Southampton braces for disruption as £19m bridge works close M27

27/09/2018

Highways England will close the M27 in both directions between two major intersections this weekend as it replaces the Romsey Road Bridge.

Research finds historic eco alternative for bridge maintenance

10/12/2018

New research has found that a natural oil used for hundreds of years by blacksmiths to protect swords and other metalwork could be used to replace toxic paints in maintaining historic metal bridges.

Comment: Cheques and balances – why we need proper funding for bridge inspections

07/01/2019

Following the RAC Foundation and ADEPT's annual bridge maintenance survey, Kevin Dentith, chair of the ADEPT Bridges Group, discusses the importance of bridge management and how local authorities can use capital funding for key high-level inspections.

Bridge maintenance backlog hits almost £7bn

07/01/2019

The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for council-managed road bridges in Great Britain has hit £6.7bn, according to the annual RAC Foundation and ADEPT survey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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