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Design and Construction of the Northern Spire Bridge Sunderland

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 19 November 2019
  • Time(s)
    Tea/coffee from 6.30, presentation starts at 7:00 PM
  • Venue
    Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

About the event

Northern Spire is a landmark new bridge dominating Sunderland’s skyline, which opened in August 2018. It is central to a new strategic road linking the A19 to Sunderland city centre and Port of Sunderland in the UK. The innovative project has raised the profile of civil engineering both in the UK and internationally. The 105m A-frame pylon was transported by sea and river to site, before being raised into position during a carefully orchestrated two-day operation. The 330m deck was built alongside and launched across the river. It has been commissioned and overseen by Sunderland City Council. The £117 million project was funded by the UK Government and Sunderland City Council. In May 2015, the Council awarded the main construction contract to FVB, an international joint venture set up by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction and the Design Joint Venture of Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers and BuroHappold Engineering.

About the speakers

Simon Fryer, Chartered Engineer, MEng CEng MICE MIStructE
Simon is a Technical Director of BuroHappold Engineering with over 30 years’ experience in the design of international bridge projects.

Tony Dempsey, Chartered Engineer BA BAI PhD CEng
Tony is a Director of Roughan & O’Donovan and has over 25 years’ experience on the design of international bridge projects.

Stephen McCaffrey, Chartered Engineer, BEng CEng FICE MIEI CMgr MCMI
Stephen was the Project Director for the Construction Joint Venture, Farrans – Victor Buyck.

There will also be a short address by Joe Kindregan, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Admission

Free - all welcome!

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