Dawlish Station Footbridge has received a high commendation at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Project of the Year Awards.
The annual ceremony, held at the Bristol Marriott City Centre last week, recognises construction projects of particular merit, physical achievement, innovation or ingenuity, which promote the excellence of the engineering profession.
Tony Gee’s design has provided the local community with a safe, attractive and sustainable new footbridge, expected to result in considerable through-life cost savings due to reduced maintenance expenditure. Aesthetically replicating the character of its predecessor, it is the first FRP composite bridge to be installed at a mainline station in the UK and notably the first grade II listed FRP bridge. The benefits realised in using modern advanced materials technology have triggered Network Rail to consider FRP solutions for two further footbridge replacement schemes in similarly exposed coastal locations.
Read more about the project.