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Prince Street Bridge Grand Re-Opening

Blueprint Water Safety

Prince Street bridge is finally set to reopen in the next few weeks, following a closure for renovation. Our sister company Blueprint Water Safety provided a key element to the restoration of the bridge with 100 square meters of floating pontoon platform.

This was used to support the scaffold structure that was used on the refurbishment of Prince Street Bridge. Blueprint Water Safety also provided water safety cover for those working near the water, with a safety boat and training of the staff on site to be compliant with the DEFRA standards.

Motorists, as well as pedestrians and cyclists, will once again be able to use the historic 138-year-old structure over the Floating Harbour by May.

This was the first major refurbishment of Prince Street Bridge since it was constructed back in 1879. Peter Mann, BCC’s service director for transport, said: “The reconstruction works have been complex due to the age and Grade II listed status of the bridge and operational, mechanical and electrical upgrades. The bridge is an important piece of our transport infrastructure so we have carefully worked through a range of options on how different road users might use it in future.”

What’s Next!

Now that Blueprint Water Safety services are complete with the Prince Street Bridge, we are onto our next big project….