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Surrey honoured for engineering excellence

Work done by Surrey County Council to improve the biggest reinforced concrete bridge in the country has been recognised by the Institution of Engineers (ICE).

The Reigate Hill footbridge project, carried out with Balfour Beatty, was highly commended in the small project category of the ICE Thames Valley Engineering Excellence Awards.

Structural improvements were made and railings recast to update the bridge used by walkers on the North Downs Way to cross the A217.

Chairman of ICE Thames Valley branch Howard Larkin, who was also a judge, said: “Considerable care was taken in restoring and renovating this iconic structure, which is over 100 years old, allowing it to continue to benefit the local community for years to come.”

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