Event Organiser: ICE

Featherbed Lane Railway Bridge, concept, design and construction, St Albans


  • Lecture
  • St Albans
  • 13 June 2019
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Building bridges with and for the community

About this event

This presentation will describe the evolution and construction of a technically challenging bridge project, built within the heart of an established residential community on the Manor Estate in Hertfordshire. An outline background history and reasons for the project, including the main challenges and constraints that had to be managed will lead to an explanation of the evolution of the design through selecting solutions best suited to the environment and specific needs of the location.

The implementation of selected designs, phasing and solutions will be demonstrated by a sequence of photographs, videos and drawings, illustrating how multiple interfaces of temporary and permanent works were managed within very confined working limits.

The presenters will discuss the lessons learned throughout the project, including innovations and what went right and what had the potential to go wrong.

Finally, the importance of developing excellent levels of collaboration between the major stakeholders will be explained and how community involvement is critical to the success of a project such as Featherbed Lane Bridge.


Jon Millar

Jon is a degree qualified framework manager employed by Geoffrey Osborne Ltd operating in their Infrastructure sector. Over the last 12 years since joining Osborne he has undertaken several projects as site manager, project manager and now framework manager. These projects have included footbridges, road bridges, multi storey car parks, public realm works and highways schemes; both repair and new build. Jon functioned as project manager on the Featherbed Lane Bridge project leading the team.

Greg Wall

Greg is degree qualified chartered civil engineer employed by Geoffrey Osborne Ltd operating in their Infrastructure sector. Working on both highways and rail projects for public and private clients. The majority of his roles have involved temporary & permanent works design management; technical support to project and tender teams; ECI; value engineering and buildability reviews; alongside general construction site management of projects. Over the past decade he has gained experience in infrastructure new-build, asset upgrades and the maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage, and railway stations. Greg functioned as design manager for the Featherbed Lane Bridge Project.


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For more information please contact:

Chris Dodson

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