Wainwright bridge, Blackburn

Client
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Engineer
Capita Symonds

Contractor
Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering

Contract Value
£12,000,000

The 12m bridge project was successfully designed by Yee Associates and now forms a central part of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s regeneration plans.

The new bridge consists of a single span 79m span steel bowstring arch with a steel/concrete composite deck carrying a dual carriageway. The footways are carried on cantilevers from the arch ties and tubular twin arches are situated at each edge of the deck. The substructures are made of reinforced concrete construction on piled foundations.

The new bridge creates a major new road link from Bolton Road to Barbara Castle Way, which forms part of the Blackburn Orbital Route