National Highways welcomes Royal Engineers for training exercise
National Highways welcomed the Royal Engineers to the M48 Severn Bridge for a day of training around significant highway infrastructure.
Chris Pope, Programme Delivery Manager for National Highways, said: “It was a delight to welcome the Royal Engineers to the M48 Severn Bridge and give them a better understanding of how the structures work.“These mammoth structures are key to keeping the country moving so it was a pleasure to help them understand better what goes into keeping the bridges safe, and also demonstrating the science behind them.”
Captain Jo Ellett-Swiggs of the Combat Ready Training Centre added: “We were extremely grateful for the team at National Highways for hosting us and passing on valuable knowledge on several highway structures.“This was a fantastic opportunity for the training audience to apply their current knowledge to national infrastructure and develop specifics which apply to cablestay and suspension bridges.”
Andy Wood, Principal Operations Manager for Amey, said: “We were thrilled to have been involved with the Royal Engineers visit.“Our teams of dedicated bridge inspectors and maintenance engineers play a pivotal role in keeping the Severn Bridge safe and serviceable.“It was a huge privilege for us to be able to share our expertise with the Royal Engineers to enable them to make rapid assessments of the serviceability of major bridges.”