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VolkerFitzpatrick wins critical road bridge contract worth £19M


VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed to design and build a much-needed highway crossing over a rail line in Surrey in a contract worth £19M.

Guildford Borough Council selected the Hertfordshire-based contractor to deliver the new Ash Road Bridge out of three tendering contractors. The scheme will allow the closure of a level…

Two killed in collapse of structurally unstable Greek bridge


A bridge near Patras in southern Greece collapsed on 23 July killing two people and leading to the arrest of four employees of a construction company.

The road bridge in the Proastio area of Patras had suffered from structural problems and repair work had been underway since 2021. On 20 July,…

Input sought on raising deck on United States cable-stayed bridge


The United States’ Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is exploring options to raise a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Savannah River as part of a major maintenance programme and is welcoming expert input.

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge which was originally built as a cantilever truss bridge in 1953 but was replaced due…

HS2 completes 6,200t bridge drive under West Cost Main Line


High Speed 2 (HS2) engineers have driven a 6,200t single-span bridge structure into place under the West Coast Main Line (WCML) in what is being touted as “the UK’s heaviest bridge drive”.

The 56m long and 19m wide structure was built adjacent to the WCML at Fulfen Wood, near Lichfield, over…

Colas installs new bridge for low carbon transport scheme in Dover


A new 31.5m bus, pedestrian and cycle bridge has been installed across the A2 at Whitfield to the north of Dover over the weekend.

The bridge will primarily serve Dover’s new Fastrack electric bus service, crossing the A2 between the Whitfield Roundabout and the A256 turn-off. Contractor Colas placed the bridge…

Four-year works programme to restore Tyne Bridge confirmed


Engineers from Esh Construction have finalised plans for the restoration of the Tyne Bridge on behalf of Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, which could take up to four years.

The Grade II-listed 389m-long bridge over the River Tyne – linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead – opened in 1932 and…