James Phillips

Bridge Practice Lead, Hardesty & Hanover

James Phillips is H&H’s Bridge Design Practice Leader and Technical Director for the swing span superstructure design for this new River Clyde crossing. He has more than 40 years of movable bridge engineering experience including structural, mechanical, and hydraulic system design, as well as construction engineering. Throughout his career, he has participated in design of more than 40 new bridges worldwide.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 29 November 2022


Swing span structure and articulation concepts, analysis methods and design of a new opening road bridge over the River Clyde

14:50 - 15:15

Renfrewshire Council has contracted with UK contractor GRAHAM to design and construct a new two-lane opening road bridge over the River Clyde in Scotland equipped with twin footways to connect Renfrew to the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire. A joint venture of Hollandia Infra and Iemants is providing design and construction services for the swing span superstructures, machinery, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Hardesty & Hanover, LLC and Roughan & O'Donovan are designing the swing span superstructure and elements of the supporting machinery. This presentation provides an overview of the swing span structure and articulation concepts, analysis methods, and design.