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East Sussex County Council swinging into action over Newhaven bridge
6:30am Wednesday 17th July 2013 in News
A council is looking for a design consultancy to put more swing into a bridge.
Newhaven Swing Bridge is almost 40-years-old and some of the mechanical and electrical plant is beginning to reach the end of its natural life and needs replacing.
Now East Sussex County Council is looking for consultancy services to bring the bridge into the 21st century.
Mark Andrew, structures manager East Sussex County Council, said the successful proposal will need to cause minimal disruption to shipping passing under the bridge and vehicles travelling over it.
He said: “The tender we are advertising is for a consultancy to assess and refurbish the existing system and, if necessary, design a modern drive system for the opening and closing of the bridge.
“We will consider any proposals submitted and select the one which offers the best solution in providing a system which is fit for the 21st century.
“The refurbishment will only affect the mechanical and electrical parts of the bridge.”
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