About us

Cleveland Bridge is a world-leading steel fabricator and constructor of bridges and complex structures, offering a full turnkey service from design through to installation, including bridge refurbishment and rehabilitation.

Cleveland Bridge is a global leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and construction of steel bridges and complex structures. Founded in the UK in 1877, our company has a long track record of innovation, helping to create some of the world’s most iconic structures, from the Victoria Falls Bridge and the Wembley Stadium Arch, to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Shard in London.

As part of the Al Rushaid Group, we produce high-quality structural steel components at advanced manufacturing centres in the UK, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia.

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Building bridges and complex structures

Our specialist knowledge and expertise enable us to bring innovation and value engineering to any project, helping to save time, costs and resources for clients, while improving safety and environmental performance.

Our bridges and complex structures

Bridge strengthening and refurbishment

Cleveland Bridge has long been associated with retrofit work on bridges, whether minor repairs or long duration contracts. We are experts in bridge rehabilitation, from cable inspection and replacement to dehumidification and strengthening.

Our rehabilitation capabilities

Providing a safe place to work

At Cleveland Bridge nothing is more important than keeping our people safe at work. Despite working on large scale construction sites, we are proud to have recently achieved over 1m hours with no lost-time incidents. We have an accident frequency rate of zero, against a BCSA (British Construction Steelwork Association) target of 0.4.

Health and Safety

Value Charter

Everyone at Cleveland Bridge has signed a ‘Values Charter’, demonstrating their commitment to our ethical values of trust, integrity, transparency and respect.

By pledging to support these ethical values, our people are ensuring that fairness, equality and inclusion are integral to the way we work every day.

Together we are:

  • UNITED in our vision and proud of our company
  • COMMITTED to keeping everyone safe and well
  • Trustworthy and transparent in our COMMUNICATION
  • Ethical, conducting all business with INTEGRITY
  • Continuously improving, embracing CHANGE and challenging the status quo
  • Respectful and inclusive with PEOPLE at the core of our company

To download our value charter click here.

Our Values

Looking after our people every day

The health, wellbeing and happiness of our people are central to our success. For example our factory shift patterns and flexible working hours allow our people to achieve a healthy work-life balance, also we have introduced part-time working for retired employees, as a way to retain their skills and enable them to share their vast experience.

Our people are our strength

Training and development

People are the real differentiators at Cleveland Bridge, which is why we invest so heavily in training, recruitment and retention — and why we have doubled our training budget every year since 2015. We have recently launched our STEPS programme aimed at identifying future potential within our business and providing them with a development plan to help them maximise their capabilities.

Our approach

Award-winning apprenticeships

Our award-winning apprenticeship programme offers training for careers in engineering, operations, maintenance, IT, procurement, business development and many other trades. We offer higher level and graduate apprenticeships too, as well as a graduate scheme for university leavers.

Our awards

Community involvement

As a 140-year-old business at the heart of Darlington’s development, Cleveland Bridge is integral to the town’s history and identity. We build on this legacy every day through close links with local schools, colleges, universities, charities and businesses. We attend careers events, run workshops, promote engineering careers and provide inspiration and opportunities for young people in the region.


Talent identification

Our investment in training and career development extends well beyond the early career stages. Our talent identification programme enables people to create personal development plans that focus on their strengths and ambitions. We support career growth through continuous professional development, and provide training that leads to chartered status in range of professions.

People development

Putting sustainability into practice

Cleveland Bridge is leading the way in the construction industry by incorporating sustainable thinking into the way we manage and operate our business. For us, sustainability goes beyond taking care of the environment; it means creating a robust, profitable, sustainable business for future generations.

Sustainable thinking

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