CONSTRUCTION work is forging ahead on a multi-million pound cycle and foot bridge for Rhyl.
Denbighshire Council’s project team has said construction on the bridge spanning Rhyl Harbour is progressing well with work on the quayside development set to start in June.
The £9.9million development will include a public square and a quayside building to create a hub for the harbour, the surrounding dunes and beach areas.
Other facilities will include a café, public toilets, a meeting room, and an office for the harbour estate.
A spokesman for Denbighshire Council said: “The piles for the mooring pontoons in the centre of the channel and adjacent to the quay wall are in place and the mooring pontoons are due to be delivered and installed in April.
“Work is underway at the landing locations for the bridge.
“Over the last few months, some 27 tons of steel reinforcement have been fitted within the central caisson for the bridge, in readiness for a mass concrete pour that has taken place.
“This has formed the plant room for the lifting mechanism and will provide the base for the mast of the bridge.
“The 45 metre mast, which is being fabricated in Wrexham, will be transported to site in sections and is due to be installed in the coming weeks.
“The first 32 metre long bridge deck is leaving the factory on the Isle of Wight later this month and the second deck is due to be delivered to the harbour in early May.
“The decks will be stored on site while the railings and feature lighting are installed before they are craned into position.
“The mechanical and electrical equipment is being manufactured in Sheffield, and in the next two weeks, the plant for the bridge lifting mechanism will be lowered into the central caisson.”
The project is funded by Denbighshire Council, Sustrans, the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.
For more information contact 01824 706076 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.denbighshire.gov.uk/forydharbourproject