Last Thursday, 9th February, at the UK Rail Industry Awards a team from SLC Rail, Solihull Council and Carillion was announced winner in the category Outstanding Projects – Medium (£3m-£20m) for the replacement of the A45 South Bridge near Birmingham Airport
The competition was strong, with more than 130 organisations entering and an impressive shortlist of projects from across the industry.
The 18-month project to replace a road-over-rail bridge was delivered on schedule and on budget. The project team met tight deadlines including the successful possession of the West Coast Main Line over Christmas 2015 when the old bridge was demolished.
Since its opening, the new bridge has already reduced traffic congestion and is a key part of the infrastructure that is supporting economic growth in the West Midlands.