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UK Team Wins Bermuda Highway Bridges Tender

30/01/2018

Following an international tender, the Government of Bermuda has awarded a UK team, comprising Ramboll (lead consultant), Knight Architects & Eadon Consulting Ltd, the contract to deliver full design services for two replacement highway bridges.

The two bridges form a critical link in the infrastructure of Bermuda, connecting L. F. Wade International Airport with capital city Hamilton to the west and St. Georges to the east. Longbird Bridge was originally constructed in the 1950s as a 60m-long twin carriageway steel swing bridge at the east end of the 1km-long causeway connecting the island with the airport, however the bridge closed to traffic 10 years ago and was temporarily bypassed with twin Bailey Bridge structures. Swing Bridge spans 120m across Ferry Reach, linking St George’s Harbour with the west of the island, and is a critical link for both vehicular and marine traffic. The 1960s swing bridge has received extensive refurbishment and remains open to vehicles but no longer opens to shipping.

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