A14 Orwell Bridge project shortlisted in ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards

bridge bearingThe A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project has been shortlisted for the Sir John Fowler Award by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber.

The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards showcase outstanding work done by civil engineers in the region in the last two years. Shortlisted entries have been divided into three categories; large projects with a total cost in excess of £5 million compete for the Centenary Award, the Smeaton Award is for projects between £500,000 and £5 million, and the Sir John Fowler is for those under £500,000.

Principle Contractor Amey, on behalf of Highways England, undertook industry-leading asset management on the A14 Orwell Bridge project, which included developing a bearings maintenance strategy.

Freyssinet was engaged as bridge bearing and repairs specialist to develop and trial repair methods to prolong the service life of the existing bearings. Following a successful trial, Freyssinet carried out the necessary repairs on the bearings in-situ, in turn extending the life of the asset.

The ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards, due to take place in Harrogate on 2 March, will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

For more information, visit www.ice.org.uk