Bridges 2017

The Bridges 2017 Programme has now been announced - click here for details.  The Early Bird Discount will expire on Friday 27th January.

For 25 years, the Bridges conference has driven technical knowledge, debate and discussion at the heart of Europe's bridge community.

In 2017 the conference will once again focus on delivering a number of informative sessions detailing all the latest thinking through a number of technical sessions and case studies.  These sessions will be of benefit for all those involved with the planning and design, construction and maintenance of bridges both in the UK and around the world. This annual event brings together some of the sharpest minds in the bridge sector to debate and discuss all the latest challenges and opportunities for bridge engineers and managers.

Key topics for 2017 will include     

  • The potential impact of devolution on bridge asset management
  • Raising the roadway; building a new deck on New York's Bayonne Bridge without impacting traffic
  • Arch in the way? Just lift it!
  • Implementation of the new Highways Code of Practice risk based approach
  • Protective security challenges for bridge owners, engineers and asset managers
  • Lessons learned from the 2015/16 floods in Cumbria
  • Update on digitalising the bridge building process research project
  • A spectacular bridge in a sensitive landscape: design and construction of the Tamina Bridge in Switzerland 
  • New guidance for the assessment of masonry arch bridges
  • Design and construction of the New Wear Crossing, Sunderland
  • Key achievements and lessons learned from the Ordsall Chord project in Manchester.
  • FRP and biocomposite materials in bridge construction – the challenges and opportunities they offer, and new codes of practice to assist with their implementation
  • From emergency back-up to future backbone: truss end links and SHM on the Forth Road Bridge
  • Benefits of BD54/15 management of post-tensioned concrete bridges
  • Great challenges: Moving forward the UK bridge industry

The speaker line-up includes representatives from Atkins Global, Network Rail, Bill Harvey Associates, Freyssinet, Tony Gee & Partners, Aecom, Mott MacDonald, Cumbria MBC, Royal Haskoning DHV, University of Cambridge, Transport Scotland, Amey, Bridge Owners Forum, Mouchel, Jacobs, Leonhardt Andra & Partners and more. 

"Well organised event with well covered topics on bridges. A 'must attend' event for a bridge engineer"  

Principal engineer, Amey

The Early Bird Discount expires on Friday 27th January

Click here to register for Bridges 2017