Bridge engineering

Ramboll’s multi award winning bridge team is at the forefront of bridge design. Our experience spans small pedestrian bridges through to major crossings, with many of our designs becoming landmark structures. We provide all the design, engineering, environmental, sustainability, and project and cost management skills needed across the entire bridge lifecycle for any bridge type.

Queensferry Crossing (c) Transport Scotland


Peter Curran. Ramboll

Peter Curran

CEng, BSc, MICE, MIStructE, Director, Major Crossings
T: +44 7736 497481
Mike Needham. Ramboll

Mike Needham

BA (Hons) CEng FICE, Global Division Unit Manager, Major Crossings
T: +44 23 8081 7500
Steve Thompson. Ramboll

Steve Thompson

Director, Bridges
T: +44 23 8081 7500
Matthew Collings. Ramboll

Matthew Collings

BSc CEng MICE MIStructE, Director, Bridges (Strengthening and Refurbishment)
T: +44 23 8081 7500

Inspiring bridge solutions

We are renowned for our world class portfolio and our unwavering passion for design and clever engineering. Our enquiring minds and innovative nature drive imaginative design with efficient, safe and sustainable construction.

We take care to evaluate our designs from the contractor’s point of view whilst keeping a firm focus on meeting the client’s objectives with regard to value, performance and programme. As the leading sustainable society consultant, we also ensure our solutions successfully serve and connect societies both now and in the future.

Footbridges, moving bridges and major crossings

Our impressive repertoire of bridge projects over the course of 60 years is a testament to our team's imagination and ambition to deliver inspiring structures that not only deliver functionally but also create a sense of place.

Our portfolio boasts recent projects including the two biggest bridge projects in the UK – the Queensferry Crossing and Mersey Gateway, and the innovative and award winning strengthening works on the Hammersmith Flyover, through to now landmark projects such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge – the world’s first tilting bridge, Twin Sails Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

Our services

We provide integrated multidisciplinary design, engineering and consultancy services through the entire project lifecycle, from concept through to completion and onto repair, strengthening and maintenance.

Working closely with our transport and infrastructure teams our bridge experts are able to provide a fully integrated multidisciplinary approach specific to each project, with services including:

  • Feasibility studies and concept design
  • Geotechnical and geological investigations and foundation designs
  • Design of hydraulic and mechanical systems for moveable bridges
  • Environmental evaluations
  • Project and cost management,
  • Transport studies
  • Construction management
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Demolition or replacement

More information

Bridge brochure 2017

Find out more about the award-winning expertise of Ramboll's bridge team. From small footbridges through to major crossings, we provide a full range of design, engineering, environmental, sustainability, and project and cost management services needed across the entire bridge lifecycle.

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Bridge projects

Queensferry Crossing  under construction

Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.

The Mersey Gateway completed. Image courtesy of Merseylink

The Mersey Gateway - six lane toll bridge

Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole, UK.  Dave Morris Photography

Twin Sails Bridge

The competition-winning design for the second road bridge crossing in Poole Harbour is a steel bascule bridge known as ‘Twin Sails’ for its distinctive silhouette when open …

Artists impression of Champlain Bridge, Montreal. © 'Signature on the St Lawrence'

NBSL - new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project

The New Champlain Bridge corridor is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America and is of crucial importance for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. It will provide the main gateway to Montreal with a signature bridge on the Saint Lawrence River. The New Champlain Bridge (NBSL) will become a new iconic symbol for the metropolis and will change the urban look of Montreal.

Gateshead Millenium Bridge. Ramboll

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Spanning the River Tyne to link the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides, Gateshead Millennium Bridge was the world's first tilting bridge. Our bridge engineers developed the competition-winning concept design in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

Jarrold Bridge, Norwich. Image: Jaap Oepkes

Jarrold Bridge, Norwich

To the north of the River Wensum in Norwich, land is under redevelopment to create 200 houses, 20,500 sq m of office space, an hotel, 1,500 sq m of retail space, restaurants and cafés. The masterplan includes a new pedestrian bridge providing direct access to the city centre from the Barrack Street site. Various constraints and statutory requirements necessitated extensive liaison with Norwich Council and the Broads Authority to deliver a satisfactory design.

Spanning a narrow 30m section of the Wensum, the deck needs to sit 2.9m above the water level to allow river traffic to pass unhindered. Long approach ramps are necessary to retain full accessibility for cycles and wheelchairs. To accommodate this, the bridge is 80m in length and curves to form a ‘J’ shape, aligning with t ...

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