Bob Wright

Structures, railway infrastructure

Bob Wright has specialised in railway bridges and structures for most of his career. He joined British Rail’s Stratford Divisional Civil Engineer’s Office in 1977, working on the maintenance and construction of bridges, before emigrating to the Norwich office. Here he led early commercialisation projects, successfully bidding for DLO delivered projects against contractors.

Leaving British Rail during the lean maintenance budget period of the mid 1980s, Bob moved to a local civil engineering contractor, his first project being the refurbishment of the structures on a closed line in preparation for the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway.

Whilst mainly working in general contracting with May Gurney, and latterly Kier, Bob continues to be involved with various Network Rail structures frameworks.

For the last 35 years Bob has been a voluntary civil engineer on the North Norfolk Railway, latterly as Director. He also acts as a consultant to a number of other preserved railways.

Latest Articles

Christmas 2018 at Battersea Pier junction

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