Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering, a division of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, has been awarded a £3.4 million contract by Cardiff Council for the design and construction of the Pont y Werin bridge over the River Ely.
Pont y Werin is a 140 metre bascule bridge that will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Penarth and the International Sports Village at Cardiff Bay. The design incorporates a 20 metre opening section to allow river traffic to pass. The bridge will also provide the final link completing the Bay Edge walkway and cycle route and connect it into the Vale of Glamorgan.
Managing Director of Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering, Andy Crawford said:
“We are delighted to be awarded the contract to deliver this new bridge. Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering already has a strong presence in Wales and this award gives us an ideal opportunity to further demonstrate our excellent technical skills and strengthen our relationship with Cardiff Council.”
Pont y Werin is being part-funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council, with contributions from Cardiff Harbour Authority and Vale of Glamorgan Council. The remainder of the funding will come from a £1.15 million lottery grant won by transport charity Sustrans in the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million contest, which means 79 communities around the UK, including Pont y Werin, will now benefit from the biggest lottery grant ever awarded through a public vote.