O’Dowd welcomes construction beginning on Narrow Water Bridge

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has welcomed the move to construction of the Narrow Water Bridge project. The project will produce a 195m cable-stayed bridge connecting Omeath with Narrow Water near Warrenpoint, designed for vehicular, cycle and pedestrian traffic. The Department for Infrastructure has worked closely with the Irish Government and Louth County Council […]

Milestone reached by VolkerFitzpatrick at Ash Road Bridge project in Guildford

The VolkerFitzpatrick team working on the Ash Road Bridge project in Guilford, Surrey, have began installing 19 bridge beams for the £19 million Ash Road Bridge project, undertaken on behalf of Guildford Borough Council. This marks an ‘exciting’ milestone in the construction of the new road bridge. Over the weekend, each beam, stretching an impressive 24 […]

Changing weather patterns worrying bridge engineers, says RAC Foundation

One in every twenty-five council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain is officially deemed as substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation. In December 2023 the Foundation approached all 208 local highways authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, and based its analysis on Freedom of Information responses from 201 of them. Between them, the 201 […]

Building bridges during major A1 upgrade, with Mabey Hire’s propping expertise

When it came to installing the new Allerdene bridge as part of a multimillion-pound National Highways upgrade to the A1 network, temporary works was a critical element given the poor ground conditions on site. Costain turned to Mabey Hire for its expertise. The A1 is a critical part of the UK’s highway network, with the […]

£5.8m active travel bridge business case backed in Fife

Plans to deliver a key active travel link in Levenmouth have taken a significant step forward after the business case was approved by councillors. Members of Fife Council’s Cabinet Committee today agreed to progress delivery of the Mountfleurie Active Travel Bridge through Network Rail and their contractor as part of the River Leven Regeneration Programme. […]

Closure of Cound Arbour Bridge for traffic realignment scheme work

Cound Arbour Bridge in Shropshire will be closed from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February 2023 for the installation of a trial traffic realignment scheme. The work will require the temporary closure of the bridge, which carries an unclassified road between the A458 and Cound over Cound Brook. It will be be closed on […]

Team of engineers to walk the cables of Humber Bridge for inspection

Engineers will walk along the cables of the Humber Bridge this week as they carry out an inspection. The board which looks after the Grade I-listed structure said drivers might see work happening above them but they should not be alarmed. While the inspection takes place, there will be no impact on traffic with the […]

National Highways’ motorway bridge ‘disappears’ in new footage

After carrying traffic over the M6 for some 50 years, the old bridge which spanned the motorway at junction 10 disappeared in under 48 hours, according to National Highways. Work finished in the early hours of yesterday morning – more than four hours ahead of schedule – to remove the bridge which is being replaced […]


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