Bridges 2018

We would like to thank our sponsors, speakers and partners for helping to make the 25th Anniversary Bridges conference and exhibition such a great success!

"I've been to 4 or 5 'Bridges' conferences over the years - for me this has been the best yet. Well done @bdebridgeweb"
Matthew Gilbert, Professor of Engineering at the University of Sheffield

Date for your Diary - Bridges 2018, 14th March, The Ricoh Arena, Coventry


Bridges 2018 - Keep me informed


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

The 2017 conference focussed on delivering a number of informative sessions detailing all the latest thinking through a number of technical sessions and case studies.  The annual event brought 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 included:     

  • Implementation of the new Highways Code of Practice risk based approach
  • Protective security challenges for bridge owners, engineers and asset managers
  • Arch in the way? Just lift it!
  • Key achievements and lessons learned from Ordsall Chord in Manchester
  • Lessons learned from the 2015/16 floods

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The Bridges 2017 speaker line-up included 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.

Download the conference brochure