Menai Suspension Bridge footway panel replacement project wins Bridges Management AwardPosted on: September 10th 2021 • Posted in: Case Studies
The iconic Grade 1 listed Menai Suspension Bridge is the second oldest operational vehicular suspension bridge in the world. We recently supplied precast footway panels as part of the Spencer Groups refurbishment project. The project went on to win the Bridges Management Award at the Bridge design and engineering Awards where the judges commented on the quality of finish to the panels.
In 1938 footways were installed on either side of the bridge to allow pedestrians to safely cross. A survey conducted in 2020 identified that the footway panels on either side of the road were showing significant signs of spalling to the soffits which would require remedial work. The existing surfacing needed to be removed, and the existing panels which spanned between the cantilevered concrete beams needed to be taken out and replaced with new precast footway panels.