An efficient and reliable bridge-building team

For over 65 years, Murphy has maintained an in-house bridge team responsible for delivering many high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK.

We use innovative and modern construction methods, to ensure that we minimise costs and disruption for our client’s projects. Our ‘One Murphy’ approach combines our key services such as design consultancy, bridge fabrication facilities, specialist piling, ground engineering, and our privately-owned plant and equipment. This approach makes us uniquely placed to self-deliver bridge projects safely and successfully for our clients and stakeholders. 

What we do 

Our expertise includes the demolition of existing bridges; reconstruction of new rail underbridges; road overbridges; access to footbridges; and bridge fabrication, including trial bridge erections and installation of temporary service and pedestrian bridges.

We also have a proven track record of site surveying including topographical, ground investigation and coring, as well as major lifting capabilities such as mobile cranes, crawler cranes and Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT).

What makes us different 

Our fully certified in-house structural steel fabrication facility enables a true ‘self-delivery’ capability. Our dedicated steelwork team is composed of structural engineers, draftsmen, welding inspectors, welding engineers, workshop managers, project managers, welders and fabricators.

Our in-house design consultancy, combined with our direct delivery model, ensures that learning is continuously improved after each project is completed, enabling us to increasingly develop efficient solutions. It is this hands-on approach that distinguishes us within the industry.

Notable projects 

Working with Network Rail, we recently completed the HXS3 Leeds Liverpool Canal project, which comprised of a rail bridge reconstruction. Other projects include the reconstruction of Sydney Road, which involved the demolition of an existing three span bridge over four electrified railway lines.

The team has also successfully refurbished three Grade II listed bridges in Manchester, which date back to 1844. The Great Ducie Street bridge project comprised of grit blasting, painting and steelwork repairs within scaffold encapsulation. In December 2020, Network Rail won a National Heritage Award – “The Costain Structures Award” – for the restoration work on Great Ducie Street and Deansgate bridges. In 2017, the team at Carter’s Bridge project won the ‘Medium Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award’ at the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Awards.

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