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Bristol’s Redcliffe Bridge set for renovation

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Steelwork contractor Cleveland Bridge has been awarded a refurbishment contract to undertake renovations of Bristol’s Redcliffe Bridge.

The iconic bridge is part of the floating harbour in Bristol, linking Redcliffe Way to the city centre. It was constructed in 1942, and in 1996 underwent a major electrical and control system refit bringing the installation up to the current industry standards.

Cleveland Bridge has been named as principal contractor for the latest refurbishment work, delivering the project throughout 2021.

The scope of work includes refurbishment of the internal steelwork and bridge parapet, waterproofing of the bridge deck, and mechanical and electrical modifications including the removal of the existing gates and machinery and replacing them with rising arm barriers.

Cleveland Bridge Managing Director Chris Droogan said: “Alongside our proud reputation for building bridges in the UK and around the world, we are also gaining a strong track record for rehabilitation projects, which is extending the life of important pieces of transport infrastructure such as the iconic Redcliffe Bridge.

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