Your favourite Telford Bridge wins award

Your favourite Telford Bridge wins award

The Telford Footbridge Project cleaned up at the West Midlands’ Institution of Civil Engineers Awards last night, scooping three of the top accolades.

The new footbridge, linking Telford Central railway station with Telford Shopping Centre, opened to pedestrians in November 2018 and in time for Telford’s 50th birthday celebrations.

Awards included the ‘Medium Project Award’ for a civil engineering project responsible for making a positive difference to society.

The ‘Team Achievement Award’ was given to the team which included Telford & Wrekin Council, project contractor Balfour Beatty and Jacobs as the project designers.

Thirdly, as an ‘outstanding example of a civil engineering project completed in the Midlands’ the footbridge won the ‘Overall Award’.

David Wright, Cabinet Member for housing, transport and infrastructure said: “We are so proud of winning these awards and I feel they are just reward for the teams involved.

“They have worked incredibly hard to achieve this project and it clearly demonstrates how Telford & Wrekin Council strives to work collaboratively in every aspect.

“Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved with bringing such positive improvements to our town.”

The new modern structure with its distinctive ‘swallows tail’ lightweight roof is now a far more inviting entrance to the town and its glass panels give far reaching views. It has proved popular with residents since it first opened.

ICE West Midlands organises these awards to celebrate the achievements of civil engineers and recognise outstanding work in the region.

Pictured: Angela McClements council ward member for Arleston, Councillor David Wright, cabinet member for housing, transport and infrastructure, Councillor Hilda Rhodes, cabinet member for parks, green spaces and the natural environment.

6 thoughts on “Your favourite Telford Bridge wins award

  • May 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    So why is the purple light for as it actually looks stupid it only lights part of the bridge at night and it’s on all day wasting electricity

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Shame the true cost hasn’t been published, £10million I don’t think so,
    But I do know the figure as I worked on it for over a year!!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    To say it links the shopping centre with the station is a bit like saying the M54 links Ironbridge with the M6.

    It doesn’t such thing because it doesn’t extend like as far as the shopping centre.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    How was voted for only one favourite bridge in telford and that brings more money in tourism ironbridge

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