Transport roundup

Sunderland City Council has signed a contract with contractor Farrans Construction and steel fabricator Victor Buyck to build its new £117M road bridge across the River Wear. The new link between Castletown on the north bank of the river to Pallion on the south will be a cable-stayed bridge supported from a 115 metre tall A-frame pylon, making it twice as high as Gateshead’s Millennium Bridge.


Waterman Group has been appointed to the Merseytravel Consultancy Services Framework. The four year framework will see Waterman provide multidisciplinary engineering consultancy services, covering expertise across rail, civil & structural, transport, highways infrastructure and business case development for bus stations, tunnels, ferry terminals, public attractions, engineering workshops, bus, rail, park and ride facilities. In addition, the framework can also be used by the constituent councils of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).