Barry Colford


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The engaging Barry Colford, Chief engineer and bridgemaster of the Forth Road Bridge gives a fascinating insight into a job which requires him to be all things to all people. He tells edi Stark that seeing the Erskine Bridge being built inspired him to become a civil engineer although his father, a mechanical engineer with Rolls Royce felt it an 'inferior' engineering choice. He talks about his early career in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria before working for Strathclyde and Forth Road Bridge.

Edi Stark talks to Barry Colford, the Forth Road Bridge's chief engineer and bridgemaster.