Amy Parkes

Bridge Engineer, Arcadis

Amy Parkes is a Glasgow based bridges engineer with an impressive project experience spanning concept development, detailed design and construction supervision. Amy works for Arcadis out of their Glasgow office and has been central to the design and now construction of the new Gairnshiel bridge

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 29 November 2022


Gairnshiel Bridge: where new meets old

14:00 - 14:25

The original Gairnshiel Bridge, near Ballater, was built between 1748 and 1752 as part of the Hanoverian military road network. Now, a new bridge designed by Moxon Architects and Arcadis is being built over the River Gairn to ease pressure on the narrow structure, which has been weakened by a number of vehicle collisions over time. Ben Addy and Amy Parkes will present the development of the new bridge in its visually sensitive location highlighting the technical challenges and successes of this granite clad box girder bridge