Orwell Bridge project receives Certificate of Excellence

16 May 2018
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The A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project has been awarded a certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018. Awards are made for regional civil engineering projects in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.

The Orwell Bridge has eighteen spans of a total length of 1.3 km and carries the A14 over the River Orwell and links the port of Felixstowe to England’s strategic road network. It is a structure of enormous engineering complexity and it has a Critical National Infrastructure status.

Amey Consulting provided asset management and design services for Highways England Area 6 which included this structure. Our industry leading asset management involved data capture through automatic sensors installed throughout the bridge. We used this data in risk management focused research to advance our understanding of the bridge behaviour and ensuring safe and whole-life cost-effective operation of the asset.

Bogdan Tutoveanu, Technical Director for Amey Consulting said: “We’re delighted that our work on the management of the Orwell Bridge has been recognised by the ICE. The Orwell Bridge is a vital link between the port of Felixstowe and the rest of the UK, and maintenance of this asset supports huge economic activity. This project has been an outstanding example of Highways and Amey Consulting working together to benefit Highways England, and the local economy.”

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