About the Bridge Engineering exhibition

About the Bridge Engineering exhibition

The ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition takes you on a journey back through time to learn how pioneering civil engineers were able to bridge huge distances for the first time.

Our bridge exhibition brings science and engineering together, packaged in an interactive, engaging and fun way. It connects Victorian bridge builders such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson with their contemporary counterparts of today.

Exhibition highlights

  • The 34m LEGO bridge!
  • Interactive, touch-screen displays
  • Timeline that tells the story of bridge building
  • Large screen video interviews
  • How LEGO bridge was built videos

For young, would-be engineers

  • Build your own bridge out of LEGO challenge
  • Virtual reality experience
  • Quizzes, puzzles, books

You've sent us #bridgeselfies from across the world - keep them coming

We asked you to snap yourself in front of your favourite bridges. And you did - in droves.

Here's a selection of our favourites

Enter your selfies

  • Take a selfie of you with a bridge
  • Post it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  • Include the name of the bridge and use #BridgeSelfie hashtag

Or click the button below to enter your selfie directly to us

  • Exhibition supporters

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COWI are consulting civil and structural engineers providing innovative and advanced solutions to a variety of engineering challenges.


CEMAR provide contract event management and reporting for NEC3

Tony Gee and Partners LLP

Tony Gee and Partners LLP provides specialist engineering consultancy services to the worldwide construction industry.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family owned, grant-making trust which supports charities across the UK.

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John Laing Charitable Trust

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