Paul van Hagen

Principal Bridge Engineer

Hardesty & Hanover

Paul van Hagen is a Structural Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kingston University in the London. He has over 30 years of experience in Major, Movable and Railway Bridge design, evaluation, inspection and construction. Paul has also provided resident engineering services for several projects including movable bridge rehabilitation and roadway reconstruction projects. Paul has worked chiefly in the NY area for several bridge design firms, most recently HDR Engineering of Omaha. In the USA, Paul van involved in several high-profile bridge design projects, notably the Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway project, for which he was lead engineer. Paul returned to the UK in 2016 as Chief Engineer with Atkins and Sr Technical Director with Arcadis. In the UK Paul has worked on several high-profile projects including feasibility studies ongoing at the Heathrow Expansion Project, the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Thames crossing, and HS2. Paul recently moved to Hardesty and Hanover as Principal Bridge Engineer to start a new practice London. He is a chartered engineer and is professionally registered in the USA in New York and Florida.

Speaker Sessions

Stream A - Wednesday 9 March 2022

Moveable bridges, the one mechanism approach

Drawing upon ROD and H&H’s combined experience – in the latter’s case more than 225 moveable bridges in the last 20 years – the presenters will explain why undertaking design, assessment and refurbishment of moveable bridges is most effective when they are treated holistically as a single mechanism. Examples will be drawn from existing moving bridges as well new-build structures that include the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing.



: 14:25-14:50
Leo McKibbins Guy Larose

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA