The 2017 Sutherland History Lecture presents a review of the bridge over the past decade.
Since 2006, Flint & Neill (and its subconsultant, Geo-Design) has acted as engineer to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. The lecture explains how the initial focus on maintenance activities was redressed by the failure of a single component in 2009, leading to a holistic review of risk and the re-development of maintenance strategies.
Aspects such as articulation, aerodynamic stability, corrosion, knowledge management and emergency response are discussed.
E J Rees, Flint & Neill Limited
A S Mulcahy Flint & Neill Limited
R A N Mackean, Geo-Design