Harewood Bridge successfully re-opens ahead of schedule after essential maintenance works

Leeds City Council has announced that Harewood Bridge has successfully re-opened ahead of schedule after essential maintenance works From around lunchtime on Friday 18 August Harewood Bridge will fully reopen to vehicles after completing the essential maintenance works ahead of schedule, originally planned for Thursday 24 August. Leeds City Council along with construction partner Balfour […]

Plans in place to restore the iconic Tyne Bridge

Final plans are being made for the start of an ambitious restoration of the iconic Tyne Bridge from this September. Those initial works will have minimal impact on the transport network ahead of work next year Engineers have now finalised project plans which will see work begin under the bridge after the Kittiwakes leave the […]

Smartphone data from drivers could help spot when bridges need urgent repairs

New research suggests smartphones could be used to monitor the safety of bridges much more quickly and cheaply than currently possible, providing engineers with data they can use to fix the structures before they become dangerously unstable. The website Technologyreview.com reports that in tests that involved driving across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco […]

Drones providing safer, more cost-effective bridge inspections on Essex Highways

Bridge inspections by drone is proving to save money, avoids road closures and improves repair programmes, according to Essex County Council. Camera drones are already being used in industry but, in a major innovation, drones and related tech are now helping Essex Highway engineers to carefully inspect critical structures like bridges and culverts in better, […]

Forth bridges ready for winter following major works

Major works on both the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing have been completed on schedule, in advance of the winter season. Work to replace the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge was completed in October, marking the conclusion of one of the biggest maintenance projects in the bridge’s history.  The northbound carriageways […]

TfL starts work on Battersea Bridge safety improvements

Transport for London (TfL) is starting work this week to make crossing Battersea Bridge safer, as part of its work to improve road safety in the area in line with its Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury on the road network.  The work will include a new signalised pedestrian crossing on the […]

Historic Oxfordshire railway bridge to be restored to its former glory

A deteriorating nineteenth century railway bridge in Oxfordshire will be given a new lease of life as part of a renovation project led by National Highways. Restoration of the railway bridge in Horspath was announced in May, and, following a number of preparatory surveys, work is now set to start on 11 October. The bridge […]

Nottingham’s Clifton Bridge on target for November finish

Nottingham’s Clifton Bridge is expected to be restored to its original traffic layout by the end of November, Highways England has confirmed. Engineers found the almost 50-year-old bridge had corroded last year. The busy A52 Clifton Boulevard, which carries tens of thousands of vehicles every day, was then closed for vital works. Two lanes have […]

Technical faults hits one of London’s most iconic bridges

A technical fault left Tower Bridge stuck open earlier this week with cars and pedestrians left either side of the bridge. The bascules jammed upright after being opened to allow a Jubilee Trust Tall Ship to pass through. The fault brought traffic in part of central London grinding to a halt with people wanting to […]

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