Telford LIVE with Balfour Beatty
On 11th February at 10:30am, Balfour Beatty, Learn Live UK and Telford and Wrekin Council hosted a live interactive broadcast about the Telford Footbridge project. The new footbridge provides a link between Telford Town Centre and Telford Central railway station, replacing the existing red footbridge and cycle route, which is expensive to maintain, is too steep and does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.
The project has been funded entirely by a Department of Transport grant that the Council bid for and won, and is now into its final stages of construction. The new bridge was lifted into position by one of Europe’s largest cranes in September and the new lifts and ramps have been constructed.
Schools and colleges in Telford and across the UK were invited to join the project team for a live Q&A at 10:30am on 11th February and go behind the scenes at a complex engineering project in their area, observe engineering works and inspire their students to take up a career in the industry.
The broadcast is aimed at students aged 14-18 and will last for around 30 minutes.
The live chat is open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the panel of experts in construction.