Whorlton Bridge Remedial Works

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About this Project

Completed in 1831, Whorlton Bridge is Britain’s 2nd oldest suspension bridge relying on original chainwork after the union bridge over the River Tweed.

ECSL have been responsible for the design proposals and feasibility study to repair the 183 ft long suspension bridge.

Roles and Responsibility

ECSL were subcontracted to Taziker and have been responsible for all elements of the design and assessment works including providing site engineers to provide technical services during physical investigation and repair works

Project Type:

Asset Management



Taziker / Durham County Council



Durham, UK



June 2021 – August 2021


  • Structure Assessment
  • Structure Inspection
  • Design of repairs
  • Temporary works design