Twin Sails Bridge

Client: Poole Borough Council

Location: Poole, Dorset

Description of Work: LED Overhaul

Duration: 1st – 7th April 2014

Background:

The £32 million Twin Sails Bridge in Poole (also known as the Second Harbour Crossing) first opened in April 2012. It provides a second road link from Poole town centre to Hamworthy. The bridge opens to let boats pass through around 15 times a day, and takes about 2 minutes for it to fully open.

Scope:

Poole Borough Council asked Wessex Electricals to investigate some problems they had been having with the LED lighting on the “totem poles” and also the fluorescent lighting along the pedestrian walkway. These large steel totem’s light up when the bridge is raised and we fixed the loose connections that were causing them to not work correctly. We also resealed the lights that line the pedestrian walkways, as they were letting in water which was causing problems.

We also worked closely with the Borough of Poole in providing a solution to lifting the heavy panels on the totem poles which need maintaining on a regular basis. Due to our recent works on the bridge, we will now be the main electrical maintenance contractor for the bridge for the foreseeable future.

(Image Credit: Chris Downer, CC-BY-SA-2.0)

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