UK Bridges Board

"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






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