Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company


Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Type Private
Industry Bridge building
Founded 1877
Headquarters Darlington, UK
Key people Brian Rogan (Managing Director)
Owner(s) Al Rushaid Investment Group[1]
Website www.clevelandbridge.com

The Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company is a renowned bridge building and structural engineering company based in Darlington, England. It has been involved in many major projects including the Victoria Falls Bridge and the Humber Bridge.[2]

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History

The company was founded in 1877 as a fabrication business.[3] In 1969 the company was acquired by Trafalgar House.[3]

In 1990, it merged with the Dorman Long group, which by then had also been acquired by Trafalgar House. In 1996 it was renamed Kvaener Cleveland Bridge following the acquisition of Trafalgar House by Kvaerner.[3]

In August 2000 a management buy-out of Cleveland Bridge took place establishing the business as independent group specialising in the design and construction of major bridges, buildings, refineries and offshore structures.[3]

Victoria Falls Bridge

In 2002 the company was appointed the contractor for the roof for the new Wembley Stadium.[4]

Bridge building

Bridges built by the company include:

  • Nile Bridge, Egypt
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1909
  • Transporter bridge, Middlesbrough
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1911.
  • Second Nile Bridge, Egypt
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1911
  • Chiswick Bridge
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1933
  • Verrugas Bridge, Peru
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1936
  • Howrah Bridge, India
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1942
  • Tamar Bridge, England
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1959
  • Forth Road Bridge, Scotland
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington / ACD Consortium 1964
  • Severn Bridge, Severn Estuary, Wales/England
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington / ABB Consortium 1966
  • Wye Bridge, Severn Estuary, Wales/England
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1968
  • Bosporus Bridge, Turkey
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1973
    • Total length 1560 metres
  • Humber Bridge, Hull, England
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1981
    • Span 1410 m
  • Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, M25 Motorway, London.
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1991
    • Main span of 450 m, overall length 2872 metres.
  • Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 1997
    • Span 1377 m
  • New Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco, USA.
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 2003
    • Span 728
  • Rio-Antirrio Bridge, Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
    • Built by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Darlington 2004
    • Span 3x560m

References

  • The Cape to Cairo Railway and River Routes by George Tabor (contains full details of the constructiion of railway bridges in Africa by the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company, particularly the Victoria Falls Bridge)

See also

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