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A bird’s eye view! Watch as Corporation Bridge is lifted in this drone footage

11:49 am, Tuesday, 25th April 2023

Spencer Group, the specialist contractor currently working on the major restoration of Corporation Bridge, have shared drone footage of the lift that took place on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

The lift took place to carry out weight testing to help assist Spencer Group with the weight balancing design works.

Take a look at the action below:

As part of its Grade 2 listed heritage status, it is important the bridge remains functioning and the mechanics are in full operation to ensure the council is satisfying the statutory obligations. The lifting span is functional and is required by an Act of Parliament to lift upon certain requests.

The Corporation Bridge restoration is a £5.117m scheme – funded by £2.967m from the Department for Transport, £1.83m set aside by the council and a further £320,000 from the Local Transport Fund. The Department for Transport funding is specifically ringfenced for these works.