Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Structural repairs underway on historic Jubilee Bridge

Contractor GF Tomlinson has begun a full restoration of a historic pedestrian bridge in Matlock, Derbyshire.

Expected to last several weeks, the project will see a full structural repair of the structure, which will include sand-blasting of all metalwork and re-plating of holes. The bridge will be repainted and a safety check will be carried out. Electrical works will also take place, alongside replacement of the timber decking.

The contractor is working with Derbyshire Dales District Council on the £120,000 scheme, which will see the Jubilee Bridge returned to how it would have looked on its opening in 1887. The bridge was built to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

GF Tomlinson director Andy Sewards said: “We have been working together with local historians, as well as the council, to ensure that Jubilee Bridge is restored to its former glory. This is the first time the bridge has received any refurbishment work since its centenary year more than 25 years ago, so we’re sure it will be welcomed by the community in Matlock Bath.”

Work is due for completion at the end of June.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.