Fairfields selected for Redcliffe Road Bascule Bridge renovation M+E package.

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Fairfields have been selected to carry out the M+E package for the Redcliffe Road Bascule Bridge renovation project. Working with Cleveland Bridge UK, who have been named as the Principal contractor, we are delighted to be carrying out the upgrade, refurbishment, and replacement of key mechanical, electrical and control systems. Drawing on our expertise in bridges & moving structures we are honoured to be playing a part in this prestigious multi-million-pound project.

Redcliffe Road Bridge was constructed in 1942 with a major upgrade completed in 1996. Redcliffe is a three-span moveable bridge comprising of two simply supported approach spans and a single leaf bascule span. It carries Redcliffe way across the floating harbour between Queens Square and St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol.

This Bridge is an iconic part of Bristol’s floating harbour and will undergo refurbishment works throughout 2021. The scope of works in full will include refurbishment to the internal steelwork and bridge parapet, water proofing of the bridge deck, and mechanical and electrical modifications. Fairfield Control Systems in collaboration with our sister company Fairfield Engineering Solutions, will be undertaking the following works:

  • Wig Wag and Barrier replacement
  • Installation of new CCTV system for traffic monitoring
  • Complete bridge control and safety system replacement (PLC, HMI, DC Drives)
  • Replacement of Instrumentation
  • New Electrical Installations, plant supplies, electrical lighting, emergency lighting and small power Installation replacement
  • Pre and Post PUWER Assessments
  • Replacement of fire & intruder alarms
  • Replacement the nose bolts with hydraulically operated nose clamps
  • Replacement the manually operated emergency recovery system
  • Undertake assessment of the braking systems
  • Replacement of bridge energy absorbers
  • Undertake refurbishment of the quadrant rack teeth

Oliver Mangham, Applications Director at Fairfields commented “Our team have many years’ experience in M+E refurbishments of moving bridges. This makes the collaboration between us and Cleveland Bridge’s rehabilitation team the perfect partnership for this iconic bridge.”

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