Bridge built by Eric Wright wins award

By Tim Aldred

10 Mar 2021

A road bridge built to replace an 18th century crossing damaged by Storm Desmond has been named as the best civil engineering project (over £5m) in the north west by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (NW).

Pooley Bridge, which spans the River Eamont in Cumbria, was designed by Knight Architects and built by Bamber Bridge-based Eric Wright Civil Engineering. It was completed safely during COVID restrictions and was formally opened in October last year.

The original bridge, which was built in 1764, was one of more than 700 bridges in the county to be damaged by Storm Desmond and resulted in a 16km detour to access Pooley. The new bridge is a 40m single span bowstring arch and is the UK’s first stainless steel road bridge.

Diane Bourne, managing director of Eric Wright Civil Engineering said: "Replacing a much-loved historic structure is never without its challenges and we consulted closely with the local community every step of the way to ensure what we delivered would be a fitting replacement for generations to come.

"The village embraced the project and we are so grateful for all of their support. The new bridge connects people once again and is future-proofed for flood resilience which will bring peace of mind to the local community."

Pooley Bridge is also nominated for the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) North West Awards that will be announced on March 11. Eric Wright Civil Engineering’s work at Chester’s historic Northgate Steps was also Highly Commended by CECA in the category project under £1m. In Yorkshire and Humber the team has won the ICE Smeaton Award 2021 for the Sugden End Landfill Remediation Works.

  • For further Lancashire business news, advice and analysis subscribe to Lancashire Business View or join the LBV Hub from just £2.50 per month. Click here to subscribe now.

Enjoyed this? Read more from Tim Aldred

Latest news

1

Fit-out begins at hospital's new £1.5m annex Greater Lancashire Hospital Annex

Fit-out begins at hospital's new £1.5m annex

13 Jun 2024

2

Ribbon cut on Blackpool's £23m tramway extension Blackpool Tram Extension Launch

Ribbon cut on Blackpool's £23m tramway extension

13 Jun 2024

3

Optimism for construction firms as sector welcomes return to growth Joe Sullivan, MHA Moore and Smalley.jpg.jpg

Optimism for construction firms as sector welcomes return to growth

13 Jun 2024

4

Rainbow Hub challenges your team to walk over hot coals Chris Jones walking on hot coals with flames.jpg.jpg

Rainbow Hub challenges your team to walk over hot coals

13 Jun 2024

5

Root Fifty-Two welcomes fresh talent to its web development team IMG_2400.jpg.jpg

Root Fifty-Two welcomes fresh talent to its web development team

13 Jun 2024

Lbv116 Ltb Strip980
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
RISE - The Academy for Female Leaders and Managers
WENDY BOWERS RISE Illustrstion copy.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Seminars
11 Jun 2024 - 04 Dec 2024

RISE - The Academy for Female Leaders and Managers

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Clayton le Moors, BB5 5JR

09:00 - 16:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
14 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Preston Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Chamber Annual Dinner
Chamber Logo1.png.png
LBV Hub Social
14 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024

Chamber Annual Dinner

Morecambe Football Club, Morecambe, LA4 4TB

19:30 - 00:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
14 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Liverpool City Region Business Expo
LCR 22 EXPO IMAGE.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Exhibitions
14 Jun 2024

Liverpool City Region Business Expo

Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, L3 4DQ

09:00 - 15:00

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
18 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
18 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Exclusive Free Event - An inspiring morning with Professor Paul McGee, The SUMO Guy
Paul McGee Event
LBV Hub Seminars
19 Jun 2024

Exclusive Free Event - An inspiring morning with Professor Paul McGee, The SUMO Guy

Village Hotel Blackpool , Blackpool , FY3 8LL

08:30 - 13:00

Free 4 Week Growth Ignition Coaching Programme
UCLan Primary logo RKE.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
19 Jun 2024 - 03 Jul 2024

Free 4 Week Growth Ignition Coaching Programme

Online, Preston, PR1 2HE

12:00 - 13:30

Bold Moves Mastermind - Procrastination to Profitable Pricing
BV Online Course Title pages (1).jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Seminars
19 Jun 2024

Bold Moves Mastermind - Procrastination to Profitable Pricing

Oswaldtwistle Mills Business & Conference Centre, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 0EY

09:30 - 12:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
19 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
19 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more LBV116 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin