"Bridges are the backbone of our transport system. As well as their obvious practicality of crossing obstacles, they invoke strong emotions in people, often have important historical value and demand a sense of place in the landscape. Good bridge design and maintenance is key to keeping the travelling public safe and economies moving.
The UK Bridges Board brings bridge owners and managers together to share best practice in design, inspection, maintenance and decommissioning, identifies areas for research or improvement in practices and builds strong, supportive relationships."
Dr Hazel A McDonald, Chair of UK Bridges Board.
The UK Bridges Board brings together national and local government from across the UK to consider bridges and highway structures engineering matters. It was set up in 2001, and reports to the UK Roads Liaison Group.
The Board is chaired by Dr Hazel A McDonald, Chief Bridge Engineer representing Transport Scotland and has the following members:
Nick Burgess, representing London Underground Ltd
Colin Hall, representing Network Rail
Kevin Dentith (Devon County Council) representing Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT)
Richard Fish, representing Bridge Owners' Forum (BOF)
Keith Harwood, representing ADEPT Bridges Group
Colin Ferris, representing Infrastructure Northern Ireland
Satbir Gill (Hounslow Highways), representing the London Technical Advisors' Group (LoTAG)
Nicola Head, representing Transport for London
Jason Hibbert, representing the Welsh Government
Bob Humphreys, representing County Surveyors' Society Wales (CSS Wales)
Gary Kemp, representing the Department for Transport
Neil Loudon, representing Highways England
Stuart Molyneux, representing the Metropolitan Authorities
TBC, representing the London Bridges Engineering Group (LoBEG)
Andrew Strang (Perth & Kinross Council), representing the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS)
Andrew Stevenson, representing Scottish Canals
Fred Hartley, representing the Canal and River Trust
The Structures Asset Valuation and Investment Tool (SAVI) supports asset owners, operators and managers with the management of their structure stock. SAVI is a multi-functional, condition-based decision support tool. It can be used to: carry out valuation of structures stock, develop prioritised short-term programmes of work, and develop long-term asset management plans. More information here.