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Spencer Group bridges a gap with cantilever walkway on cantilever bridge

26/04/2022

Bridges specialist Spencer Group is to cantilever a temporary walkway off the side of what is itself a historic cantilever bridge while it carries out major deck replacement works.

Activists want Hammersmith Bridge closed to motor traffic 'for good'

13/04/2022

Environmental activists have invited West London residents to imagine the ‘fantastic possibilities that could be in store’ if Hammersmith Bridge remained permanently closed to motor traffic.

Local bridge standards decline and full collapses increase

24/03/2022

The number of substandard local road bridges across Great Britain has increased for the second year running to reach 3,211, according to a major survey.

Work underway on Union Chain Bridge rebuild

17/02/2022

Work has begun to reconstruct the historic Union Chain Bridge across the Tweed, between England and Scotland.

Hammersmith Bridge quick fix starts this month

14/02/2022

Stabilisation works under the Hammersmith Bridge Restoration Project will start this month, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has announced.

Amey starts 'challenging' bridge swap works

13/01/2022

Lead constructor AmeySRM has started main construction work on National Highways’ £23m project to provide a new road bridge over the M56 in Cheshire.

Bear Scotland fights back against Queensferry ice problem

12/11/2021

Bear Scotland has completed major works on both the old Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing, including employing specialised coatings and de-icing compounds designed to reduce the risk of bridge closure.

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.

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