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Contractor named for Trent Bridge rehabilitation scheme

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Cleveland Bridge’s Bridge Rehabilitation Team will deliver a seven-month maintenance programme on Nottingham’s iconic Trent Bridge, which includes the application of 120m² of gold leafing to the bridge fascia.

The company will also paint all steel and cast-iron elements of the bridge, covering more than 11,000m², along with replacing a small number of damaged cast iron parapet components and completing some stonework repairs to the piers and abutments.

In addition to enhancing its cosmetics, the painting of the bridge, which is adjacent to Nottingham Forest FC’s City Ground, provides ongoing resistance to corrosion and degradation of the structure, securing the long-term load-carrying capacity of the bridge.

Jim Mawson, Head of Operational Delivery at Cleveland Bridge said: “We are very proud to be awarded this prestigious refurbishment project for one of the UK’s most iconic city centre bridges.

“Working in close collaboration with the city and county councils, our rehabilitation team will apply its extensive experience to extend the lifespan of Trent Bridge, including having the honour of applying the highly-recognisable gold leaf that greets commuters and visitors to the city as they cross the river.”

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