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VolkerLaser shortlisted by Institution of Civil Engineers for bridge refurbishment

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VolkerLaser's sensitive refurbishment of the Grade II listed Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge has been shortlisted within the ‘Project of the Year’ category in the prestigious ICE Awards.

Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge - before and after

A complex restoration

The project involved many phases of complicated and detailed activities, including the reparation of ironwork and removal of concrete slabs to expose the bridge’s structural beams - corroded after years of decay. A new steel deck was also installed to accommodate a guided busway, offering greater structural stability.

Due to the high lead content of blasting and painting works, the bridge was fully encapsulated in an innovative scaffolding solution - providing a safe area of work for all operatives on site. 

Ashton bridge - before and after

Recognition across the industry

The ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the South West.

Following a site visit from the ICE next month, winners will be announced at an award ceremony held at Bristol Science Museum on the 7 July.

The project has also received accolades from the International Safety Awards, as well as shortlisted within VolkerWessels UK’s own Platinum Awards.

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