Judging for the Historic Bridge & Infrastructure Awards 2004 was completed on site last week at Edstone Aqueduct near Stratford by a small team led by Professor Roland Paxton.
Thirteen strengthening and repair projects shortlisted for the awards have been visited by the judges over the past few weeks.
The large shortlist reflects the very strong compliance of schemes submitted in 2004 with the objective of the Awards: 'To recognise and encourage excellence and innovation in maintenance of historic structures.'
The Awards and Commendations will be presented at ICE on 18 November. Paxton's judging team includes Terry Girdler, English Heritage chief structural and civil engineer; Andrew Leadbeater, former county surveyor; and NCE editor emeritus Mike Winney.
HB&I Awards are organised by the ICE's Panel for Historical Engineering Works; sponsored by the Panel for Historic Engineering Works, British Waterways, CSS, English Heritage and Network Rail;and supported by NCE.
Shortlist lAlthorpe Lift Bridge strengthening and painting, Scunthorpe lBarnespool Bridge strengthening and refurbishment, Berkshire lBrunel's Bishops Bridge salvage operation, Paddington, London lDundas Aqueduct restoration, Bath lEdstone Aqueduct restoration, near Stratford, London lHungerford Canal Bridge strengthening and refurbishment, Berkshire lOld Wey Bridge refurbishment, Surrey lMyton on Swale Bridge refurbishment, Yorkshire lPontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin refurbishment, Trevor lRuncorn Viaduct restoration, Cheshire lWaterloo Train Shed roof refurbishment, London lWhorlton Suspension Bridge restoration, County Durham lWye Bridge refurbishment, Ashford, Kent