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Thursday, April 11th, 2024

The Humber Bridge, a vital transportation link connecting East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom, recognised the need to upgrade its information technology infrastructure. Fairfield Control Systems implemented the solutions required to improve the network speed and security with added data protection.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Fairfield Control Systems played a crucial role in the construction of a new cycle and pedestrian moveable bridge at Foryd Harbour, Rhyl, South Wales. This innovative project aimed to connect the two sides of the harbour with a bridge featuring two opening sections. Each section comprises a deck that is raised using a winch equipped […]

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BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL

Friday, September 15th, 2023

Redcliffe Bascule Bridge, in the vibrant city of Bristol, has undergone a remarkable transformation with the collaboration of Fairfield Control Systems and Fairfield Engineering Solutions. This historical bridge, dating back to the 1940s, has been revitalised to provide a safer and more efficient route for the public while accommodating larger boats that pass through. The […]

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Monday, July 4th, 2022

The Inverness West Link is a £55 million project procured as part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal. The project aims to encourage sustainable regional economic growth, tourism and alleviate traffic congestion. This joint initiative was supported by up to £315 million investment from the UK and Scottish governments, Highland Council, Highlands and Islands […]

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Selby Rail Swing Bridge

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Selby Swing-bridge is an iconic Victorian structure, located just to the north of Selby Railway Station. It carries the rail lines between Doncaster and Hull over the River Ouse, which at this point is navigable. The swing-bridge is consequently in regular use. The bridge was built in 1889 by Messrs. Nelson & Co of York […]

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

The £22m Gateshead Millennium Bridge was designed to be the centrepiece of a joint application by Newcastle and Gateshead Councils in a bid to become the holders of the prestigious title ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2008. The bridge also received lottery funding from the Millennium Commission and funding from the European Regional Development Fund. […]

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Corporation Road Bridge, Grimsby

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

The Grimsby Corporation Road Bridge at Alexander Dock is a Grade II listed and relatively rare Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge. It was built in 1928 to replace an existing swing span bridge to allow shipping traffic access to the former fishing dock from inland waters. After nearly 20 years out of commission, North East […]

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Tower Bridge is a world famous landmark in London. In 1998 it underwent a major modernisation program to update the operating equipment. The original bridge was opened in 1894 and was powered by coal-fired boilers with steam pumping engines. By this means, water pumped under pressure into six 100-ton accumulators. When the bridge was required […]

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