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.