David Price

Director Eadon Consulting

A chartered mechanical engineer, in his early engineering career David became the ‘engineering department’ for a small fabrication and machining company, gaining hands-on experience on every element of a project from estimating through to detailed design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. Specialising in moving structures, David then changed career path and moved to an engineering design consultancy working on projects such as Tunnel Boring Machines, moving bridges, water control structures and high level access gantries. Within two years the company was acquired, and David moved on to become one of the founding members of Eadon Consulting in 2009 continuing his work in water control structures and high level access.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday, December 02

14. Bridge inspection and maintenance – the access challenge
David Price

By their very nature large bridges pose a significant challenge when it comes to their inspection and maintenance. They are often very high and span across large rivers making access from the ground nigh on impossible. In these situations it is necessary to install some means of access on to the bridge, whether it be a permanent or temporary platform. Most bridges require some form of access below the deck. Suspension bridges have the added complexity of also requiring access above deck level to the main cables, which can be up to 200m above sea level. One thing they all share in common is that access is extremely hazardous and must be executed in a safe manner that reduces the risks to a minimum. This presentation explores some of the issues that arise in the design of the bridge access gantries and shows real world examples of projects that Eadon Consulting have been involved in over the last decade.


Thursday , December 02, 12:10 - 12:35
Robert McCulloch Luke Jenkins

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