Barry Colford, Forth Estuary Transport Authority
1 Barry Colford has been appointed Chief Engineer & Bridgemaster at the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, the organisation responsible for operating and maintaining the Forth Road Bridge.
2 He will replace Alastair Andrew, who is retiring after 14 years at the Forth Road Bridge. The new post will replace Andrew's post of general manager & bridgemaster and Colford's previous post of depute general manager.
3 Colford is a chartered civil engineer and has been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1982.
4 After graduation, he worked for the Babtie Group in Glasgow in the design office and then on sites both in the UK and overseas, on a variety of industrial and highway projects.
5 He returned to the design office with Strathclyde Regional Council in 1986 and was involved in the design of bridges on the M80, M74 and M77 motorways in Glasgow. He was also involved with planning the maintenance of large steel bridges.
6 Colford joined the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board (now Forth Estuary Transport Authority) as depute general manager in 1996.
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