25th Annual Conference and Exhibition

16th March 2017

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

Largest dedicated bridge conference in the UK

Two conference streams under one roof

Parallel exhibition showcasing the latest technologies

Attendees at Bridges 2016

- Highway authority bridge engineers

- Consultants involved in the design of new bridges and in the assessment and strengthening of existing structures

- Contractors providing specialist equipment and services necessary for bridge works

- Manufacturers and suppliers of materials, machinery and systems for bridge works


Bridges 2017

For 25 years, the Bridges conference has driven technical knowledge, debate and discussion at the heart of Europe's bridge community.

In 2017 the conference will once again focus on delivering a number of informative sessions detailing all the latest thinking through a number of technical sessions and case studies for all those involved with the planning and design, construction and maintenance of bridges both in the UK and around the world. This annual event bridges together some of the sharpest minds in the bridge sector to debate and discuss all the latest challenges and opportunities for bridge engineers and managers.

Key Topics for 2017 will include:

  • Managing safety, risk and contractual responsibilities
  • Implementing a new risk based approach from the new Code of Practice for highways
  • Managing and improving performance
  • Making efficient use of modern technology on bridges projects
  • A number of detailed case studies from the UK and around the world, delivering knowledge and inside information on managing a bridge projects efficiently and effectively.
  • New trends in bridge designs and planning strategies
  • Managing costs versus investing in new technology and innovation
  • Bridge engineer/manager training and development
  • Efficient use of materials and other resources

In addition to its leading conference agenda, an exhibition will run alongside the event, showcasing the latest technologies and services specific to the bridge engineering sector. The event will provide all attendees with the opportunity to network with peers and find new business contacts. This year we will also be celebrating our 25th birthday.



Ricoh Arena,

Phoenix Way,