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A Salutary Lesson – Engineering Masonry Viaducts, Chelmsford

  • Lecture
  • Chelmsford
  • 04 April 2019
  • 18:30 - 20:00
A Salutary Lesson – Engineering Masonry Viaducts, Chelmsford

About this event

Bill Harvey (founder of Bill Harvey Associates Ltd) will discuss the challenges of analysing masonry viaducts from 1980s to the present.

In 1989 Bill answered the challenge for an “analysis” of masonry viaducts. Since 2000 he has a growing realisation that he was wrong! He will talk about how the bridges told him and what his concept is now. He will also consider the implications of engineers being wrong. Through that he will show how much more we can measure now than in the 80s.


Bill Harvey

Bill was hooked on engineering when his uncle took him to see Clifton Suspension Bridge. He went to Leeds University and graduated with a PhD. He spent 6 years on bridge sites including 2 years at the Humber Bridge. He then went back to academia first to Dundee and then Exeter Universities. In 2000, he set up his own consultancy, which allowed him to balance work and care for his wife with MS. Now 71, Bill still travels the world inspecting and consulting on bridges.


Event venue

Anglia Ruskin University – Chelmsford Campus
Room MAB 211, Michael Ashcroft Building
Bishops Hall Road
Chelmsford CM1 1SQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Chris Dodson

e: [email protected]