Princess Anne Opens Northside Bridge in Workington

Hundreds of people turned out on the 22nd October to see the Princess Royal open the new Northside Bridge in Workington.

Making her way across the £11.2million bridge from the southern end, Princess Anne met civic dignitaries, people involved the building project and the family of PC Bill Barker, who died when the original Northside Bridge collapsed in November 2009.

A-Plant Acrow played a key role in facilitating construction of this new structure supplying the formwork for the pier bases, producing detailed schemes for the North and South abutments and the ESS21 Soffit Support System was selected for bridge deck cantilevers.

The Opening

The local community turned out in force with children from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and Northside Primary School cheering the Princess, before the managing director of Balfour Beatty and Councillor Tony Markley, county council cabinet member responsible for highways, gave short speeches. Her Royal Highness then unveiled a sandstone plaque marking the opening of the bridge before becoming the first person to be driven across the newly opened bridge.

To find out more about A-Plant Acrow’s involvement in the Northside Bridge Project you can download a special case study or watch the film to the right of this screen.