A NORTH-East engineering firm has won an award at the 2020 Structural Steel Design Awards.

Cleveland Bridge UK won for its work on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme is one of six schemes chosen by the awards organisers.

The Darlington-based steel manufacturer was contracted to fabricate and construct six major bridges for a section of the new A14 as part of a £1.5 billion scheme to improve the road between Cambridge and Huntingdon on behalf of Highways England.

The award acknowledges Cleveland Bridge UK’s innovative and high-quality work for the project, which consisted of the construction of the scheme’s showpiece bridge, an impressive 750m long viaduct over the River Great Ouse. The viaduct required 6,000 tonnes of steel, comprising of 76 main girders and 800 cross girders, and was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.

Managing director Chris Droogan said: “This award is a major endorsement of our capabilities, our team, and the collaborative approach we take, built upon a successful track record of delivery on major steel structures.

“The A14 is a landmark project in a list that stretches back more than 150 years and is testament to the continuing role we are playing in the development of significant infrastructure projects here in the UK and around the world.”