The Currock Bridge Cycleway Scheme delivered by Story Contracting in 2016 has won a national award for its innovative engineering and design.
The Carlisle scheme was awarded ‘Best Community Project’ at the North West ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Awards 2017. This and various other civil engineering awards were announced at the gala dinner ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool, on Friday 10 March.
Story’s Construction division successfully delivered the new bridge and cycleway on behalf of Cumbria County Council, with principal designers Mott MacDonald. The bridge was officially opened to the public in September 2016.
Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council spoke highly of the winning project:
“The new bridge looks fantastic and officers full access for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users. I am absolutely delighted that the project has received national recognition and I applaud the team of engineers and skilled workers who made it possible. Residents and councillors have been campaigning for this improvement for many years, so this is a real triumph for the local community. I’m absolutely delighted we now have a bridge that’s fit for purpose – since opening the bridge has made it much easier for people to get around and travel to work and school.
I am particularly pleased that the main contractor Story Contracting, was able to use so many of our excellent local businesses who have all contributed to this exciting scheme. The new bridge will be a testimony to their skill and dedication for many years to come, and this national award reflects that.”
Video footage of the Currock Bridge scheme is available to view here.