A650 Bingley Relief Road
• A landmark structure, the Britannia
Foot/Cycle Bridge, provides a new
gateway to Bingley, expanding pedestrian
and cycling links into the town.
InRoads and MicroStation enabled Arup to
design a plan that will improve quality of life,
improve safety, and help regenerate the town
of Bingley. The software allowed Arup to:
The relief road opened three months ahead
of schedule and has reduced congestion in
the area by half, eliminating Bingley’s
Still, heavy traffic in Bingley was resulting in
accidents, noise pollution, and poor air quality.
Arup’s solution was to design 4. 8 kilometers
of dual carriageway, incorporating a
grade-separated junction and integrating
• To minimize the impact to the sensitive
South Bog, a low-level viaduct with elegant arches eliminated construction vehicle traffic across the bog.
• Two hundred meters long and constructed
as a jetty, a sustainable drainage solution
maintains the ecological-hydrological
• Integrate the design into the environment
• Design the new road to fit within a very
• Deliver the design on a tight schedule
• Deliver digital models compatible with
the contractor’s software ;
For the rest of the bridge, more than half of
the existing timber support structure was
reused in its original location.
To address public concern about how the
bridge would be supported and how it would
appear, Dewberry created detailed render-
ings that showed inner components of
bridge abutments with girders. In June of
2004, after 10 years of planning, the $2.2 mil-
lion restoration of the Pleasantville Bridge
was completed. ;
To rehabilitate the bridge, Dewberry used
MicroStation/J and InRoads to solve key engineering problems while preserving as much
of the original structure as possible.
MicroStation V8 was utilized to create complex 3D models and renderings of the bridge,
to ensure it would look historically correct
after the restoration.
The wing walls were excavated and rebuilt
using much of the stone found on site, while
concrete abutments were added. Timber
floor beams and framing were replaced with
steel girders to support modern traffic loads.