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Bam installs UK’s largest 3D printed concrete structure


Bam has carried out the largest printed concrete construction in the UK to date, installing a 3D printed staircase to provide access to a new pedestrian bridge across the M8 in Glasgow.

It is also the first time 3D printed concrete has been used on a construction project in Scotland. When…

Road barrier world first delivered to protect 60-year-old M1 footbridge


The installation of the world’s highest approved containment road barrier with the lowest working width has given one of the UK’s oldest motorway footbridges a new lease of life.

Smithy Wood Footbridge across the M1 near Ecclesfield, in Sheffield, has served the stretch of motorway since it first opened in the…

Five challenges for the new transport secretary to tackle


New transport secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan takes on the role at a time when key decisions on multiple major projects hang in the balance.

Trevelyan was announced as prime minister Liz Truss' transport secretary on Tuesday and she inherits a number of projects awaiting planning and funding decisions. Stonehenge Tunnel Previous transport…

Dry summer aids construction of flood protection scheme in Devon


Warm weather during the summer has sped up the construction of a new road bridge as part of the Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP), designed to help alleviate flooding problems in  East Devon.

The Environment Agency has announced the new 30m bridge has seen significant progress made, as well as the…

Network Rail to close ‘rotting’ footbridge at Yorkshire station


A 130-year-old footbridge in Beverley Station will close for safety reasons in anticipation of a refurbishment next year.

The Grade II-listed passenger crossway is suffering from a rotting wooden canopy and a rise in antisocial behaviour so access will be restricted until further notice from Friday 9 September. Network Rail stated…

Contractor on paused $930M Texas bridge backs down over design dispute


Flatiron Dragados JV has agreed to meet Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) demand to address design flaws in the $930M (£780M) Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, avoiding removal from the project.

TxDOT put a pause on construction of the bridge in July after a report from independent consultant Systra International Bridge Technologies…