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Wandsworth road bridge lift planned to replace key structural components


London's Wandsworth Bridge is set to close in July for repair work including a bridge lift and the replacement of weight bearing parts.

Wandsworth council said checks had revealed that some weight-bearing parts of the 83-year-old bridge needed to be replaced. A failure to carry out the “critical” repairs could result in…

Engineers jack up Nuneham Viaduct and remove abutment


Network Rail engineers led by Balfour Beatty have jacked up Nuneham Viaduct and begun removing the southern embankment in preparation for the new abutment to be constructed.

Nuneham Viaduct is a bowstring truss bridge crosses the River Thames near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. The current bridge opened in 1907 and a new…

Entry deadline extended for British Construction Industry Awards


Award-winning construction projects and initiatives have two more weeks to submit an entry to this years’ British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) as the deadline for entries has been extended to 26 May.

The awards, which is jointly organised by NCE and the ICE, brings together the entire construction industry to celebrate…

Network Rail reveals first £6M accessible ‘Beacon’ footbridge


Network Rail has released an artist impression of its accessible “Beacon” footbridge which is to be installed at Garforth station over the next year.

Designed by structural engineers Davies Maguire, it is known as the Beacon bridge because of the design of the two lift shafts. The structure will be the…