Redhayes Bridge represents pioneering bridge design. Our client, Devon County Council, took a progressive approach and saw the benefits of adopting the Eurocodes standards before they became mandatory. This enabled some specific elements of emerging best practice to be included, such as an improved buckling analysis, which would not have been covered by the pre-existing national standards. It also allowed the joint team to prove the application of the Eurocodes requirements in a live project environment.
A focused peer review team of Eurocode experts was created to undertake regular technical progress reviews and review detailed design method statements for all key work stages. This process supported the delivery of the project, which was achieved on time and to budget.