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Review of BS6779 Part 4 - Design of Masonry Bridge Parapets

European standards for vehicle restraint do not properly cover the design and maintenance of masonry bridge parapets. This project developed guidance in this area, drawing on previous guidance available in BS6779 Part 4 and elsewhere to provide practical assistance to engineers tasked with maintaining such structures.

Steering Group

Brian Bell (Network Rail) - Chair
Andy Bailey (Department for Transport)
Steve Berry (Department for Transport)
Graham Bessant (London Underground)
Rod Howe (Canal and River Trust - formerly British Waterways)
Andrew Oldland (Department for Transport)
Brian Poole (ADEPT / Durham County Council)
Tudor Roberts (Welsh Government)


The guidance document is now complete and is available on the UK Roads Liaison Group website:-

[PDF]  Guidance on the Design, Assessment and Strengthening of Masonry Parapets on Highway Structures
External Link (PDF File 2MB)

Steering Group Minutes

[DOC]  Minutes - 23 April 2009 [Members only]
Amrit Ghose (Faber Maunsell) (Word Document 374KB)
[DOC]  Minutes - 8 September 2009 [Members only]
John Webb (AECOM) (Word Document 214KB)
[DOC]  Minutes - 23 November 2009 [Members only]
Christian Christodoulou, John Webb (AECOM) (Word Document 240KB)
[PDF]  Minutes - 11 March 2010 [Members only]
John Webb (AECOM) (PDF File 69KB)