Engineering Design Consultants

St Andrews Double Bascule Bridge

An existing dilapidated manual sliding bridge needed to be replaced with a new aesthetically pleasing hydraulically actuated bridge that was easy to operate.

Whilst working for Mandall Engineering, David Price developed a practical design for a replacement bridge that fell within the Harbour trusts limited budget for manufacture and installation.

The design of the bridge proved innovative in that the bridge foundation is a fabricated box filled with steel ballast and is cast in to the existing civil works. The arrangement is extremely compact, and reduced the amount of civil works on site.

Involvement included structural and mechanical design of the bridge and also had the responsibility of Senior Project Manager.

For more information regarding our moving bridge design services or to discuss your bascule bridge requirements, please telephone 0114 399 0400 or email us.

Key Facts
  • Location:
    St Andrews, Fife, Scotland