Stockingfield Bridge wins ICE People’s Choice Award 2022

Scape Scotland Civil Engineering
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We're delighted to announce that Stockingfield Bridge has won the Institution of Civil Engineers People's Choice Award 2022 - a prestigious award recognising civil engineering projects across the globe, that have made a positive impact in local communities.

Stockingfield Bridge was one of only six civil engineering projects across the globe that were shortlisted for the award, before the process was opened up to the public to vote for their winning project.

Procured via the SCAPE Scotland Civil Engineering framework, Scottish Canals engaged Balfour Beatty to construct the new 3.5 metre-wide bridge. Other parties behind the award-winning project included Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals, SH Structures, Jacobs, and Fairhurst.

With a total project value of £14m, the impressive and technically complex structure took just 21 months to complete.

For the first time since the 18th century, the new bridge links the three communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill, and Ruchill in North Glasgow.

The bridge also provides the ‘missing link’ in the National Cycle Network, offering a safe, traffic-free route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The surroundings of Stockingfield Bridge have also been landscaped to accommodate beautiful recreational spaces and eight unique artwork installations which celebrate the community and its proud industrial history.

The ICE People’s Choice Award is a great opportunity to showcase outstanding civil engineering projects and for the wider public to learn more about what we do. Civil engineers are often the unsung heroes behind schemes that have a positive impact on local communities and Stockingfield Bridge is certainly one of those – linking communities again after more than 200 years.

Ben Westland
ICE Scotland director

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We are delighted that Stockingfield Bridge has won the ICE People’s Choice Award. To win against such a strong field of projects from across the world is a huge honour for everyone involved, but this is even more special to us as it recognises the community impact of this project. We would like to thank everyone who has voted for this inspirational structure.

Richard Millar
Chief Operating Officer at Scottish Canals

Stockingfield Bridge has now partially opened to the public, with the rest of the project expected to be completed and fully open by the end of the year.