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Medway bridge wins engineering award

Sun 10 July 2011, 4:24 pm

The Prince William Bridge in Chatham, which opened in June, has won an award at a prestigious engineering awards ceremony.

The bridge, set in the historic Fort Amherst, was recognised at the Institute of Civil Engineers South East England Excellence Awards.

Designed by engineering firm Mott MacDonald, the bridge won the award for best structure.

Leader of Medway Council Rodney Chambers said: "Prince William's bridge is a prize asset of the Great Lines Heritage Park and is valued by the people of Medway as an important route across the fortifications, connecting Chatham and Gillingham. It is well deserving of this award." 

Chairman of Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, David Best added: "Fort Amherst, Chatham, has been at the forefront of engineering excellence for centuries. We are therefore delighted that Prince William's bridge has been recognised with this important award". 

Rochester Bridge Balustrade Project was also Highly Commended in the same category. 

The project to repair parts of the Grade II listed Rochester Old Bridge was completed ahead of schedule in October last year, greatly enhancing the appearing of the bridge and maintaining its safety. 

 

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