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Lighting up the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole

Client: Poole Borough Council

Location: Poole, Dorset

Description of Work: LED Overhaul


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.


Poole Borough Council asked Wessex Electricals to investigate issues with the LED lighting on the large steel “totem poles” which light up when the bridge is raised, as well as the fluorescent lighting along the pedestrian walkway. The large steel totem’s loose connections were fixed and fluorescent lights that line the pedestrian walkways resealed to prevent future water damage.

We also worked closely with the Borough of Poole in providing a solution to lifting the heavy panels on the totem poles which require regular maintenance. Following the recent works on the bridge, we have been retained as the main electrical maintenance contractor for the bridge.

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

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