All in a day’s work for an Engineer

Bingham Linear Park was opened in 2004 running along the line of an abandoned railway which is approximately 3.5km long.

HWA were instructed by Bingham Town Council to inspect various bridges along the nature reserve to determine their structural integrity, so we sent our structural engineer Jack out for the day.

Engineers can often be asked to inspect lots of different structures and this inspection was the first one that required Jack to put on suitable attire for wading in the river. He found various things such as loss of mortar to the underside of a bridge arch and cracks in the wing wall corner of a bridge.

This was Jacks first experience of inspecting bridges as a structural engineer and he looks forward to presenting his findings in a structural engineer’s report for Bingham Town Council.