Bridge reopens and leads to second order

A bridge which was closed for nearly four months, has finally re-opened thanks to important and quick turnaround help from AJ Engineering.

The Menai Bridge in Wales reopened to traffic earlier this month after the bridge – known in Welsh as Pont y Borth – was closed in October amid “serious” public safety concerns.

At the tail end of last year, Spencer Group enlisted the skill of AJE to fabricate a number of parts required in the repair the 200-year-old suspension bridge.

The initial works included the fabrication of over 700 individual parts and as project manager Kevin Smith explained, it all went to plan: “This job required a very quick turnaround from the team here and we were able to fulfil that requirement. Spencer Group actually came back to us to order more parts which has involved the fabrication team at HQ and the CNC shop. This also needed to be done quickly and it looks as though that this second order will actually be completed ahead of schedule.”

The closure of the Menai Bridge put extra pressure on the neighbouring Britannia Bridge and increased pressure for a third Menai crossing. However, a new crossing has been ruled out by Lee Waters, the Welsh Government’s deputy climate change minister who stated there was no money for such a project.


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