Flintshire Bridge: Designed by Ramboll. Featured by Ford.

9 May 2019
Motoring giant Ford has chosen the asymmetric cable-stayed Flintshire Bridge, which was designed by Ramboll, to feature in its latest TV advertising campaign ‘Backbone of Britain’.
The Flintshire Bridge at night. (c) Lightworks Photography

The Flintshire Bridge at night. (c) Lightworks Photography

The Flintshire Bridge on the A548, which offers a 'gateway to Wales' across the Dee Estuary, is one of many globally respected, fully integrated infrastructure and transportation projects designed by Ramboll. MORE HERE

Flintshire Bridge is part of Ford Motor Company's Backbone of Britain advert. The following short YouTube clip shows dozens of vehicles travelling across the bridge with the caption "proud to serve those who serve our nation". The advert highlights Ford's contribution to keeping business in Britain on the move while also demonstrating its latest vehicles for 2019.

Examples of UK cable-stayed bridges designed or checked by Ramboll

The asymmetric cable-stayed Flintshire bridge, designed by Ramboll

Flintshire Bridge - Gateway to Wales

Flintshire Bridge carries the A548 over the River Dee in North Wales, UK. The design proposed by our bridge engineers was selected through competition for its aesthetic appeal and economic viability.

Ramboll: Queensferry Crossing. Image courtesy of Transport Scotland

Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing sits within a beautiful bridge-scape representing three centuries of bridge innovation. It is the UK’s tallest bridge and the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge.

The 105m central pylon of Northern Spire bridge. Image: Sunderland City Council

The Northern Spire Bridge - new Wear crossing

With its gleaming white A-frame focal point, the iconic Northern Spire cable stay bridge improves critical transport capacity, allows for expansion of the Port and provides access to key development sites along the river. Ramboll was appointed to carry out Category 3 checking of the permanent works.

The Mersey Gateway completed. Image courtesy of Merseylink

The Mersey Gateway

It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes. The central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. 

Salford Quays Opening Bridge Media City footbridge.

Media City Footbridge - Salford MediaCityUK

Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships and achieved “landmark” designation.

Golden Jubilee Footbridges. Ramboll

Golden Jubilee Footbridges

The pair of Golden Jubilee footbridges lie either side of Hungerford Railway Bridge, across the River Thames in central London were a competition-winning design by Ramboll. We developed several innovative construction methods at tender stage, and this proved key to our contractor colleagues winning the contract.

Cathedral Bridge, a foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby. (c) Lightworks Photography

Cathedral Bridge

The foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby is a competition-winning design and is unique in the UK as a variation on the cable-stayed swing bridge form. A 38m main span and an 18m kinked backspan are supported by three prestressed cables carrying load back to a 20m high raked mast. The design of the backspan was dictated by the site: it crosses a mill race, reinterpreted as a dynamic piece of public art, enabling access to the riverside walkway whether the bridge is open or closed.



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