Engineering Design Consultants
Last week Eadon Consulting’s Michael Thorogood attended the Footbridge 2017 conference in Berlin. The conference is held every 3 years with a new location for each event. It attracts engineers, architects and academics from all over the world to hear from leaders in the field and to discuss and debate advances in technology and recent footbridge projects. Below are some of Michael’s highlights from… Read More...

Posted in: Footbridges, Footbridge2017, Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Merchant Square bridge in Paddington, London has added to the list of awards it has won. The project has won the Short span (less than 30m span) award at the Footbridge 2017 awards. The award was presented to Martin Knight of Knight Architects at the recent Footbridge conference in Berlin.   The award adds to the list of accolades at this project has gained and… Read More...

Posted in: Footbridges, award

The Hatea River Crossing, which is locally known as Te Matau a Pohe, has been officially launched today by local MP Phil Heatley. The pioneering bascule bridge which opened to both cars and pedestrians last month has been launched with the aim of easing traffic congestion around the city of Whangarei. Eadon Consulting, along with a group of specialised contractors, have been instrumental in the design… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Movable Bridges, Moving Bridges

Apr 52012
The Twin Sails Bridge, Poole Harbour has officially opened to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on the 4th April. Hochtief (UK) handed the bridge over to the Borough of Poole on Tuesday the 3rd April. A celebration of the bridge was held on the 9th March during which time the bridge was officially crossed by The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Graham Wilson. The bridge was also visited by the Princess Royal… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Movable Bridges, Moving Bridges, Ports & Harbours

Feb 82011
Älvsborg Bridge, Sweden - View from the south tower. Image courtesy of The Spencer Group Following on from their recent success with Humber Bridge Gantries, Eadon Consulting have once again been employed as gantry designer by The Spencer Group to design gantries for the Älvsborgsbron in Gothenburg. At just 933m long, the Älvsborgsbron is on a different scale to the Humber Bridge but presents its… Read More...

Posted in: Access & Lifting Equipment, Bridges, Movable Structures

Nov 12010
The new Riverdale swing bridge in Northwich is nearing completion; the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems are installed and have been commissioned ready for hand over to the client once the rest of the works are complete. Eadon carried out the detailed design of the counterweight lifting mechanism, tail wheels and horizontal pivots for this unusual footbridge.  For more information regarding… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Movable Bridges, Moving Bridges

The Riversdale Swing Bridge project has taken a step closer to completion. Some of the main mechanical pieces of equipment have been fabricated and are awaiting the application of the surface protection system.  Eadon were appointed by Movetech UK to carry out the design of the mechanical equipment associated with a counter weight lifting mechanism, the tail wheels and track and the horizontal bearings… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Movable Bridges, Moving Bridges

Eadon are pleased to confirm the recent news that HOCHTIEF UK have been successful with their tender for the construction of the Twin Sails Bridge, Poole, Dorset. The Twin Sails project involves the construction of a second bridge in Poole Harbour, the crossing will have a moving section in the form of two bascule (lifting) spans in the middle to allow for the passage of boats. The suggestion of a… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Movable Bridges, Moving Bridges

Apr 72010
The end of March saw the first of four gantries being installed and the commencement of the wrapping works for the Humber Bridge Main Cable Dehumidification Project. Eadon Consulting are responsible for the mechanical and structural design of the gantries working for the main contractor, The Spencer Group. The first gantry is being used to wrap and seal several low level sections of cable at mid span… Read More...

Posted in: Access & Lifting Equipment, Bridges, Movable Structures

Apr 12010
The new swing bridge has opened up a stretch of the Sankey canal to boats for the first time in 40 years This week saw the opening of the new Carter House accommodation bridge by the Mayor of Halton Borough Council. The replacement of the existing fixed timber bridge with the new swing bridge has meant that for the first time in over forty years a half mile stretch of the Sankey Canal near Widness… Read More...

Posted in: Bridges, Footbridges

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