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Strengthening of Catholic Bridge, Witham

  • Lecture
  • Chelmsford
  • 09 May 2019
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Strengthening of Catholic Bridge, Witham

About this event

Essex Highways, a partnership between Ringway Jacobs and Essex County Council, investigated methods for strengthening Catholic Bridge, Witham.

A reinforced concrete box structure was constructed under the existing bridge with a headwall constructed to cover the area between the new box and the old bridge.

The presentation will cover the design and other elements that were considered during the design and construction of the scheme in order to construct the subway while retaining the road over the structure open to traffic.


Gopalasingam Pirathapan (Gopal)

Principal Engineer for Essex Highways

Gopalasingam undertook a BEng in Civil Engineering from Southbank University. Gopal has over 25 years of experience in civil engineering, working mostly with Highway Structures. He joined Essex Highways in 2009.

Vasileios Papadimas

Engineer for Essex Highways

Vasileios undertook a Diploma in Civil Engineering at the University of Thessaly, Greece and an MSc in Structural Engineering at the University of Surrey. Since he has joined Essex Highways working on a number of bridge sites in Essex.

Event venue

Anglia Ruskin University – Chelmsford Campus
Room MAR104
Bishops Hall Road
Chelmsford CM1 1SQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Chris Dodson

e: [email protected]