Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd is a renowned bridge building and structural engineering company based in Darlington, England. It has been involved in many major projects including the Victoria Falls Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Humber Bridge.
|Industry||Large scale steel structural engineering|
|Chris Droogan (Managing Director)|
|Products||Bridges, Structures, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction|
|Owner||Al Rushaid Investment Group|
In 1990 the company was merged with Redpath Dorman Long which had been acquired by Trafalgar House in 1982 from the Dorman Long group, forming Cleveland Structural Engineering. The company was renamed Kvaerner Cleveland Bridge following the acquisition of Trafalgar House by Kvaerner in 1996.
In late 2000 the Al Rushaid Group acquired a 50% share of the company, raising the shareholding to 88.5% in September 2002.
In 2002 the company won a £60 million contract for steelwork for the new Wembley Stadium. A contractual dispute between Cleveland Bridge, and its subcontractor, Hollandia, over staff led to Cleveland Bridge exiting the project in 2004, resulting in litigation between Cleveland Bridge and the main contractor Multiplex (see Brookfield Multiplex). The dispute led to delays in the completion of the Wembley project. Additionally an industrial dispute between workers transferred from Cleveland Bridge to Hollandia employment on the site led to the sacking of 200 workers, and picketing of the site.
Bridges built by the company include:
|Ramsey Harbour Swing Bridge||Ramsey, Isle of Man||1892|
|Victoria Falls Bridge||Zimbabwe||1905|
|Waibaidu Bridge (Garden Bridge)||Shanghai, China||1906|
|King Edward VII Bridge||Newcastle, England||1908|
|Blue Nile Road and Railway Bridge||Sudan||1909|
|Victoria Bridge||Hamilton, New Zealand||1910|
|Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge||Middlesbrough||1911|
|Goz Abu Goma Bridge||Sudan||1911|
|Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Nottingham||Widening by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, 1924–1926|
|Chiswick Bridge||London, England||1933|
|Liverpool Bridge||George's River, Sydney Australia||1958||278 m|
|Spit Bridge||Middle Harbour, Sydney Australia||1958||227 m, including bascule span|
|Auckland Harbour Bridge||Auckland, New Zealand||1959|
|Forth Road Bridge||Scotland||1964||ACD Consortium|
|Severn Bridge||Severn Estuary, Wales/England||1966||ABB Consortium|
|Wye Bridge||Severn Estuary, Wales/England||1968|
|Bosphorus Bridge||Turkey||1973||Total length 1560 metres|
|Rio–Niterói Bridge||Rio, Brazil||1974|
|Humber Bridge||Hessle, England||1981||Span 1410 m|
|Queen Elizabeth II Bridge||M25 Motorway, London||1991||Main span of 450 m, overall length 2872 metres.|
|Tsing Ma Bridge||Hong Kong||1997||Span 1377 m|
|Jiangyin Suspension Bridge||Jiangsu Province, China.||1999||Span 1385 m|
|New Carquinez Bridge||San Francisco, USA.||2003||Span 728|
|Rio–Antirrio bridge||Gulf of Corinth, Greece.||2004||Span 3x560m|
|Wembley Stadium Arch||London, England||2005|
|Infinity Bridge||Stockton on Tees, England||2009|
|Twin Sails Bridge||Poole, England||2012|
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- O'Driscoll, Dick. 100 Years of Cementation (PDF). Skanska. p. 45.
- History, Cleveland Bridge Ltd, archived from the original on 31 January 2009
- Al Rushaid Investment buys 50% share in Cleveland, bridgeweb.com, 22 September 2000
- Cleveland Group Receives Substantial Investment from Al Rushaid, clevelandbridge.com, 21 September 2000, archived from the original on 27 September 2007
- Buying into Success - Al Rushaid Investment Group Increases Stake in Cleveland Bridge Group, clevelandbridge.com, September 2002, archived from the original on 21 November 2003
- Buying into Success - Al Rushaid Investment Group Increases Stake in Cleveland Bridge Group, clevelandbridge.com, September 2002, archived from the original on 16 June 2004
- Landmark firm haunted by Wembley loss, nebusiness.co.uk, 3 December 2008
- The man who is building bridges to a healthy future for troubled Cleveland, thenorthernecho.co.uk, 10 May 2005
- "Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2220 (TCC)", bailii.org, British and Irish Legal Information Institute, 29 September 2008
- Julian Bailey (9 October 2008), United Kingdom: Wembley: "Entire Contracts" And The Right To Be Paid, mondaq.com
- Carolyn Cummins (25 February 2005), "Multiplex scores own goal at Wembley", The Sydney Morning Herald
- Steven Morris (28 August 2004), "Wembley building work row causes 'slippage'", The Guardian
- "Multiplex accused of illegality in Wembley dispute", The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2006
- Ruling on Wembley stadium dispute, BBC News, 5 June 2006
- "Victoria Bridge". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 25 June 2017.