National Highways completes M5 bridge restoration ahead of schedule

A major refurbishment of a bridge spanning the M5 between Cheltenham and Gloucester has been completed a month ahead of schedule. As part of a sequence of safety schemes to repair a number of M5 bridges in Gloucestershire, National Highways and principal contractors MJ Church have removed the scaffolding, waterproofed and resurfaced the Bamfurlong Lane […]

Two environmental awards for highways’ all electric road bridge repair work in Cheshire

No noisy drilling, no heavy digging as Cheshire East Council highways engineers set about repairing a badly damaged road bridge in the borough. The team managed to carry out the whole repair project using carbon-saving super-quiet equipment and in return have been awarded an environmental award by the Green Apple organisation, plus an innovation award for the […]

Former Somerset rail bridge to become active travel route

A disused railway bridge that has become a notorious fly-tipping spot could soon become an active travel route under new plans. Stump Cross Bridge carries Ridge Road in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, over the disused Cheddar Valley railway line, which was closed in 1963, reports the BBC. The bridge had fallen into disrepair and become a […]

Further works to begin today on Menai Suspension Bridge

Work will begin this week on the Menai Suspension Bridge to ensure it is permanently restored in time for its 200th anniversary. The second phase of works will see new permanent hangers installed, following a rigorous period of development and testing, as well as extensive painting work to the exterior of the bridge. Motorists are […]

Opening ceremony held for Busway bridge as part of Belfast Transport Hub project

An opening ceremony has been held for Belfast Grand Central Station’s new Busway bridge, which was constructed by civil engineering specialist GRAHAM. Designed by ARUP and fabricated by Thompson’s Project Management, the 51-metre weathered steel bridge will enable buses from Broadway Roundabout to access new facilities at Belfast Grand Central Station by passing over the […]

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 […]

Transport Scotland looks to inspire future engineers

Bookings are now being taken for visits and online sessions as part of Transport Scotland’s expanded education programme for schools, based at the Forth Bridges Education Centre in South Queensferry. The popular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme provides hands-on engineering-based learning opportunities for pupils from Primary 3 and above across Scotland. Originally set […]

New Invercoe Bridge officially opened by The Highland Council

Last week marked the official opening of Invercoe Bridge, Lochaber. Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban formally opened the bridge with pupils from Glencoe Primary School and Kinlochleven High School and Economy and Infrastructure Committee Chair, Cllr Ken Gowans. Invercoe Bridge has undergone a complete bridge replacement as part of the Scottish Government’s […]

New £27 million motorway bridge springing into life in Cheshire

National Highways’ newest bridge will open to drivers next week – ‘future-proofing a vital connection for residents, commuters and businesses’ across the M56 near Runcorn in Cheshire, according to the organisation. The completion of the 18-month project will see the new A533 Expressway bridge between junction 11 and junction 12 of the M56 opening to […]

Proportion of substandard road bridges falls

The proportion of road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain that are classified as ‘substandard’ has fallen slightly over the past year. However, 1 in every 24 bridges (4.3%) is still unable to carry the heaviest vehicles on our roads, including lorries of up to 44 tonnes, according to the RAC Foundation. Many of […]


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