This news item is over 3 months old and has been archived.
Harbour bridge gets a facelift
3 April 2012
Scarborough Borough Council has recently finished refurbishing
the Sydney Smith Bridge which provides access from Vincent Pier to
the Lighthouse Pier at Scarborough Harbour.
The bridge is operated on demand from the Watch-keeper’s tower
on the West Pier and was replaced approximately ten years ago. The
parapet railings have been replaced along with all the railings on
the adjacent Lighthouse Pier and Vincent Pier associated with the
bridge. The new railings are similar in design and appearance as
the previous railings but are made of mild steel that is hot dip
galvanised with white plastic coating finish.
Councillor Mike Cockerill, Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet
Member with responsibility for Harbours, Land and Project
“Scarborough Harbour users specifically requested that harbour
monies be spent on this important harbour infrastructure and it is
now in tip top condition for the season when visitors will be
making trips across it to have a look at the lighthouse.”
Work began on the bridge on 19 March and was completed on 30
March with Scarborough Fabrications (Cherry) Ltd being the main
contractor for the works and ‘Technicolour’ from Filey being
subcontracted for the steel treatments/coatings.