Humber Bridge Toll Canopy
Britcon Engineering Services have recently completed the installation of complex steel structures for the Humber Bridge 'Toll Booth Replacement' project on behalf of Sociedad Ib̩rica de Construcciones El̩ctricas (SICE), a world leading specialist consulting with the Humber Bridge Board on intelligent transport and environmental control systems.
The existing toll collection system was installed in 1981 and as such the technology was becoming obsolete and high maintenance. The new and innovative collection system will include one of the first open road tolling arrangement to be installed in the UK, where vehicles do not need to stop while driving through the toll plaza. They are billed through electronic methods via tags tied to a Humber Bridge toll account.
Britcon Engineering Services were contracted to fabricate, supply and install the futuristic toll plaza housing structures. The project was a major undertaking that requires extensive expertise in structural engineering and the structural requirements to house this world leading toll collection technology. Our experience on such projects has allowed us to draw upon the specialist resources within the Britcon group. The erection of the canopies represented a 'half way point' on the project which will be rolled out over autumn 2014/spring 2015.