Twin Sails Bridge update

During this week’s planned works to install the replacement pin and bearing within the second cylinder on Twin Sails Bridge, our contractors encountered problems threading the new assembly onto the cylinder rod end.

Despite a huge effort by the team to resolve this issue, rather than force the thread and risk potential damage the decision has been made to halt the works and reassess the situation.

The issue will not affect the workings of the bridge, which can continue to operate in single-cylinder mode as it has done so successfully since 27 May 2020, and it has already been reopened to traffic.

The repair will be revisited as soon as possible next year, with every effort made to ensure that the work will coincide with planned maintenance to minimise disruption.

Posted on Friday 11 December 2020