Off The Ground
Menai Suspension Bridge - Footway Panel Replacement
We were asked by Spencer Group to provide some aerial footage of the refurbishment works on the Menai Bridge, which connects Anglesey to Gwynedd.
"Leading engineering specialist Spencer Group is about to begin work to replace footpath panels on one of the world’s most historic suspension bridges.
A Spencer Group team will carry out major works to remove, replace and then resurface almost all of the footway panels on the approach spans on both sides of the iconic Grade I listed Menai Suspension Bridge, the second oldest operational vehicular suspension bridge in the world.
The bridge crosses the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and mainland North Wales and, when opened in 1826, it had the longest span in the world at 176m. It was designed by prolific road, bridge and canal builder Thomas Telford, who became the first President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
The crossing was the first connection from Anglesey to the Welsh mainland, carrying road and pedestrian traffic. It is now joined by the neighbouring Britannia Bridge, which carries rail and road vehicles, while pedestrians and other drivers cross on the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Working on behalf of client UK Highways A55 Ltd, Spencer Group will begin the works on the 417m-long structure in January. The project is estimated to run for 23 weeks."