Breathing new life into Brunel's Bristol bridge.
An ambitious restoration project is underway following a series of reviews of the structure and its hydraulic mechanisms. The aim is to restore the bridge, first built c1844 as a swing bridge over North Entrance Lock at Bristol's Cumberland Basin, for the benefit of pedetrains and cyclists. Historic England has asked KGAL to deliver the conceptual design work for a new rotational drive mechanism for the bridge.
The picture shows Cumberland Basin (a previous KGAL project) with IK Brunel's swing bridge sitting on the quayside (bottom left) where it has sat since its decommissioning in 1968.