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Teesside Graduate receives Transporter Bridge Anniversary Award

Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 12.03.36THE Tees Transporter Bridge Anniversary Award 2015 has been awarded to Teesside University graduate Bethany Gamble.

The Award, in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and Teesside University, was inaugurated in 2013 as part of the landmark’s Heritage Lottery Fund supported £2.6m Visitor Experience Project.

Bethany, who recently graduated from Teesside University’s Civil Engineering BEng course, was chosen as the award’s third winner in recognition of the high degree of innovation in the design and implementation of her final year laboratory experimental project.

The project examined the use of waste glass as a partial substitute for coarse aggregate in concrete, looking in depth at the compressive strength and potential applications as well as the sustainability benefits.

CIHT North East Branch representative Trevor Platt and former Middlesbrough Council Principal Engineer Rodger Wakerley presented Bethany with the award and a cheque funded by the CIHT at a ceremony at the University.

Barry Walmsley, Lecturer at Teesside University and Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, said: “We are delighted to continue the relationship with the Tees Transporter Bridge in supporting this award.”

Bethany, now a Management Trainee at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire added: “I was thrilled to receive the Tees Transporter Bridge Anniversary Award.

“A lot of hard work went into my dissertation so it is brilliant to know that this has been acknowledged.

“The Award is great to add to my CV and will hopefully set me apart from other graduates in my career.”

The Tees Transporter Bridge has recently undergone extensive enhancement and restoration work as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project.

Work has included the installation of a new lift to the Bridge’s upper walkway, enhancement to the Visitor Centre and the development of new education and heritage resources.

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