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The downstream half of London's Hungerford Footbridge opened fully last week. The symmetrical cable stayed structure is built either side of the Hungerford rail bridge and was erected by Costain and Norwest Holst and designed by Gifford.

Standards body the BSI this week announced a new standard for design of steel flanges. The standard gives more information for European grades and directives. For a copy contact BSI on orders@bsi-global. com lQualified specialists who would like to be considered for the UK Register of Expert Witnesses can apply for a listing in the latest edition. For more information visit www. jspubs. com

Atkins and Northamptonshire County Council this week announced an expansion of their Highways Representative Initiative. This means that parish and town councillors will have a greater say in the development of road maintenance programmes.

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