Bridges

Bridges

Building bridges
Constructing landmark structures that connect communities

  • Delivering bridges both as standalone projects and as part of large road and rail schemes
  • Using techniques such as incremental launching to minimise disruption in urban and live rail environments
  • Improving the travelling experience for road and rail users

We are proud to design and construct bridges that provide essential transport links and connect communities across the UK.

Our customers benefit from our experience spanning the entire range of bridge styles and construction techniques, from simple structures for quick installation to landmark bridges combining striking design with engineering excellence.

To minimise disruption to rail and road passengers, our incremental launch expertise allows us to complete bridge launches in live railway and highway environments without delaying the travelling public. A recent project using this technique is the 130-metre long Town Centre Link bridge in Stratford, East London, launched during a series of rail possessions over 11 Network Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway lines, without suspension of train services. The bridge is one of four Morgan Sindall-built bridges on and around the Olympic Park, adjacent to Stratford International railway station.

Our experience in urban environments is complemented by our track record of delivering projects in rural locations, such as the Clackmannanshire Bridge, a 1.2 kilometre multi-span, incrementally-launched concrete box-girder bridge over the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Our previous experience of similar structures allowed us to deliver the world’s second longest launch of a concrete bridge deck. This solution accommodated our customer’s key environmental constraints to minimise disturbance to the wealth of wildlife in the estuary.

In the rail sector we have built bridges for Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway, Crossrail, HS1 (CTRL) and London Underground, including over and under bridges installed using sliding, launching and jacking techniques. We have also been asked to participate in peer reviews of the developing design for the nationally significant HS2 project including structures.

To provide as broad a service as possible to customers, our bridge-building capability can also be combined with our expertise in roads, rail, tunnelling and design.