• Question: How many bridges have you built

    Asked by ElliottF to Rob on 7 Jun 2021.
    • Photo: Rob Gilbert

      Rob Gilbert answered on 7 Jun 2021:

      Zero! As a designer I do the calculations and drawings for bridges and then a ‘Contractor’ (person or company) do the actual construction work. Sometimes I do go on site and help inspect or supervise the work to make sure they are built correctly.

      I have designed many other bridges at ‘Structures Options’ stage. This is when we are investigating different types of bridge for a project and assessing which is best from a cost, safety, environmental, construction, aesthetic, function point of view.