Bridge Design

We provide a range of bridge engineering services that ensure maximum capacity over the asset life

We have extensive experience in the asset management of bridges, from inspections and assessments to maintenance, valuation and long-term asset management planning.

The investigation and design of new bridges for low-volume rural roads to high-volume arterials across a wide range of topographies are core Opus activities in the UK. We also conduct strength assessments of existing bridges and have the tools and techniques toundertake bridge strengthening work.

We use proven risk assessment methodologies such as seismic screening and scour screening, and help our clients to get the most from existing bridge infrastructure to avoid costly repair or rebuild costs.

Our clients include local authorities, highway authorities, Network Rail, private bridge owners, bridge steelwork fabricators, contractors, port authorities, heritage rail companies, and highway authorities in New Zealand through our New Zealand offices.

Our experience in the UK

Our bridge design services include:

  • Structural surveys and inspection
  • Structural assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Preliminary design
  • Detailed design of new structures
  • Design of repair, strengthening and maintenance schemes
  • Temporary works design
  • Independent checking
  • Contract document production
  • Strategic asset management advice
  • Foundation design
  • Contract and site supervision
  • Risk assessments
  • Historical structures