Bridges and civil structures

The bridges and civil engineering structures team at BuroHappold are experts in the design, construction and maintenance of bridges, tunnels and complex highway structures. Our fluency and knowledge of the design process along with our experience of liaising with local authorities, agencies, architects and contractors ensure that we deliver practical infrastructure solutions that closely match the aspirations of our clients.

Using the latest construction techniques and materials we have built up a reputation for expert engineering skills and creative flair on many high-profile projects worldwide.  Along the way we have developed strong working relationships with many leading bridge architects and have been successful in a number of international design competitions with our experience covering light span pedestrian bridges; road and rail bridges; link bridges and temporary bridges.  Commissions are undertaken for a variety of clients in both the public and private sectors.

The team have a wide repertoire of services that we feel are imperative to almost every infrastructure project, these include:

  • Steel, concrete and timber bridges
  • Movable bridges
  • Civil engineering structures
  • Planning applications and technical approvals
  • Finite element and dynamic analysis
  • Checking and construction supervision
  • Inspection, assessment and strengthening
  • Research and development

On every project we aim for an elegant and economical solution that meets the demands of the development.

Key contact

Davood Liaghat


  • work+44 2079 0279 700

Regional Leaders


Simon Fryer

Technical Director

  • work+44 207 927 9700

Central Europe

Paul Rogers


  • work+49 (0)30 860 9060


Matthew Smith


  • work+86 186 1141 5987