Europe's busiest motorway over the River Thames

Opened in 1991, the cable-stayed QEII Bridge carries the M25, Europe's busiest motorway, over the River Thames.

After carrying out a full structural assessment, COWI designed bespoke transverse bearings for the bridge, including temporary restraints and new permanent access platforms.

COWI also designed a temporary works over-ramp system which enabled the highway to remain open during the replacement of the bridge's six modular movement joints, saving £23m in road closure charges. This solution won the British Construction Innovation Temporary Works Award in 2015.  

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION:
London, UK

PERIOD:
2010 - Ongoing

CLIENT:
Connect Plus 

CONTRACTOR:
Jackson Civil Engineering Group 

COWI'S SERVICES:

  • Survey
  • Design of temporary over-ramp system
  • Full bridge assessment including cable and tower vibrations

Get in contact

Robert Percy

Robert Percy
Director
Bridges International, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 2037258035

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