James Petrie

Network Bridges Manager for South East Unit, BEAR Scotland

James is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 18 years' experience on projects of varying size and complexity.

James' background is in design, assessment, construction supervision and maintenance of highways structures.  His notable project work includes design lead roles on the M74 Completion, Queensferry Crossing Network Approaches, A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road and A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Dualling.

Having previously led Atkins’ Bridges and Civils Practice for Scotland and Northern Ireland, James is now BEAR Scotland’s Network Bridges Manager for the South East Unit, directly responsible to Transport Scotland for the asset management of over 800 structures.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 29 November 2023


A702 Westwater Bridge Emergency Scour Remediation

10:25 - 10:50 Scour Bridge Inspections and Assessments
  • Summary of the significant scour damage caused to a 190-year-old masonry arch bridge in January 2023.
  • BEAR’s response to the emergency situation and restoring the bridge’s load carrying capacity.
  • Future plans to protect the bridge from scour events.