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Sabrina footbridge refurbishment project

Event organised by ICE

19 October 2022

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Crossing the River Severn in central Worcester, Sabrina Footbridge provides a vital pedestrian crossing. In 2020, the bridge was in significant need of repair after around 30 years of continual use.

Join the ICE Hereford and Worcester Branch and presenter John McElhinney (Jacobs) and Wesley Tudge (Alun Griffiths) for this webinar focused on the award-winning and innovative refurbishment project.

John will cover the replacement of the main deck span, refurbishment of the main tower and approach structures, as well as the incorporation of enhanced features such as long-life GRP decking and the installation of dampers to limit the undesirable accelerations of the existing bridge. Wesley will discuss the construction of the bridge.


John McElhinney CEng

John McElhinney CEng


associate bridge engineer

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John McElhinney CEng

John is a Chartered Engineer with 18 years of experience, primarily in the design of bridges and highways in the United Kingdom and Australia.

This has included design of pre-stressed concrete and reinforced concrete bridges, steel and concrete highway structures, refurbishment and widening of existing bridges and peer review of structural design.

For more information please contact:

ICE West Midlands