The Bridge Research Group at Cambridge University aims to promote the dissemination of information on bridge engineering topics by holding a series of one-day Forums.
Delegates from different interest groups in the bridge engineering fraternity are brought together to exchange ideas and discuss current and future research and development needs in the design, assessment and management of the nation's bridge infrastructure.
Invitation to submit research proposals to the Bridge Owners' Forum:
|BOF Call for Proposals
Campbell Middleton (PDF File 25KB)
|BOF Research Proposal Form
Campbell Middleton (Word Document 116KB)
|BOF Research Key Issues
John Menzies (PDF File 24KB)
|BOF Research Projects
Campbell Middleton (PDF File 15KB)
John Menzies, Campbell Middleton (PDF File 41KB)
In August 2010 the FHWA published a report of the 2009 scanning tour. See:
Assuring Bridge Safety and Serviceability in Europe
Following the fire in a scrap yard beneath the M1 in April 2011 the Secretary of State for Transport requested that the Highways Agency and Newtork Rail each carry out an audit of potential risks to their networks from properties below or adjacent to roads or railways. These reports are now public and available from the links below:Highways Agency Initial Fire Risk Audit Report
* Note that registration (free of charge) is required to download the above documents.