February 26 2021
A STUNNING restoration of a swing bridge of huge historic merit is in the running for a top award.
Winnington Swing Bridge in Northwich, Cheshire is one of the first electrically-operated swing bridges ever seen in the UK.
Now it has been entered into the Institution of Civil Engineers North West Civil Engineering Awards which will be held digitally on March 11. It is in the running in the “small projects category”.
CGC Rail’s expert workmanship has replaced deteriorating sections to ensure the much-loved landmark can continue to operate and extend its life.
The work included strengthening, painting and refurbishment of the footbridge which the entire project taking six months to complete
Zed Khan, Rail Director of CGC Rail said: “We feel very privileged to have undertaken repair work on this remarkable bridge which has been in operation for well over a century.
“It is a much-respected local landmark and vital artery in this part of Cheshire. It truly has been a team effort involving heritage experts and others. All of us have endeavoured to extend the working life of this important structure. Its continued service to the community is now assured.”
Leo Reilly, Managing Director of City Gate Construction of which CGC Rail is part added: “This project has restored and preserved a vital bridge over an important waterway. CGC Rail is delighted to have been chosen to undertake this work bringing our expertise in this area to the fore. Local people will be delighted to see it back in action and its working life extended for decades to come.”