bridges

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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Essex County Council
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Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
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Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
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Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
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Strategic Director, Environment & Regeneration

Brent Council
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Brent is the Borough of Cultures - the most diverse in London - and as a Council we believe in delivering for our communities. Brent, London (Greater)
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Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,466.00 - £20,835.00
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Northumberland County Council
£27,905 - £31,371
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Maintenance Technician

Worcestershire County Council
£18,497 - £20,022 (with progression up to £24,894)
As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll be joining a great team! Worcestershire
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Senior Highways Maintenance Technician

Worcestershire County Council
£25,540 up to £27,229
Using your knowledge and experience in highways maintenance you will support and advise your colleagues and contractors. Worcestershire
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Environmental Health Officer - Fully Qualified

Northumberland County Council
£32029 - 35934
An opportunity has arisen for two forward thinking qualified Environmental Health Officers to become part of the Housing & Public Protection Service’s West Hartford, Cramlington, Northumberland
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Senior Licensing Officer - General

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£38,800 - £52,600 per annum
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Street Cleansing Operative - Light Driver

Redbridge London Borough Council
£21,591.00 - £21,981.00
If you enjoy working outside, have an eye for detail and take pride in your work and the local area then this could be a job for you. Redbridge, London (Greater)
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Mole Valley District Council
£37,821 - £42,329
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking Environmental Health Partnership Oxted, Surrey
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North Yorkshire County Council
£29,636 to £32,029
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North Yorkshire County Council
£38,813 to £42,683
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Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
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