Wilford Suspension Bridge
Commended - Historic Bridge and Infrastructure Awards 2011
Work on the Grade 2 listed Wilford Suspension Bridge in Nottingham for Severn Trent Water was awarded a commendation in the 2011 Historic Bridge and Infrastructure Awards, organised by The Institution of Civil Engineers.
The £1.9m project involved extensive repairs and strengthening of the high-profile 1906 bridge by the team involved; Pick Everard, project manager, Inertia Consulting, designer and main contractor North Midland Construction.
The Historic Bridge and Infrastructure Awards were set up in 1998 by County Surveyors Society, English Heritage and The Institution of Civil Engineers Panel for Historical Engineering Works to recognise and encourage excellence and innovation in conservation. Projects involve bridges, aqueducts, tunnels, and other transport-related structures such as retaining walls, locks, wharves and large station roofs, but excluding buildings, and involve maintenance, strengthening, and restoration or conservation of a structure more than 30 years old within England, Wales or Scotland.
Judges commented on the Wilford Suspension Bridge project, “complex technical, environmental and logistical problems were resolved, resulting in the successful refurbishment of a high-profile, heavily-used landmark structure.”