Presenting the award, the judges said: "We were impressed by the range of skills and concrete repair disciplines involved, with significant structural repairs. What really made CRL stand out was the level of detail and clarity regarding environmental impact and sustainability."
The River Dane bridge, which carries the M6 over the water between junctions 18 and 19 towards Holmes Chapel in Cheshire, is more than 60 years old. National Highways and CRL embarked on a major upgrade to strengthen the supporting piers by replacing the concrete with hard-wearing materials. Hydro-demolition also allowed engineers to carry out phased repairs.
Environmental responsibility was a key focus throughout the project. Effective waste management diverted 98.99% of waste from landfill.
The annual presentation of The Concrete Society's coveted Awards for Excellence in Concrete took place at The Royal Lancaster London on 15 November. Hosted by broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke, the awards celebrate excellence in concrete.
The judging panel comprised Kathy Calverley, managing director, The Concrete Society; Ian Evans, principal engineer, The Concrete Society; Ian Heritage, senior advisory engineer, The Concrete Society; Richard Barnes, advisory engineer, The Concrete Society; James Niland, advisory engineer, The Concrete Society; Deiniol Williams, past president, Fosroc and Paul Browne, past president, Mapei.