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East End bridge designs go on display

Designs for two new bridges will be unveiled today.

The Ministry of Public Works said the designs for Longbird and Swing Bridge in St George's were “unique landmark structures which will reflect Bermuda's welcoming culture”.

The blueprints will be on display at an information session at Penno's Wharf, St George's, from 6pm.

British firm Ramboll is being paid $400,000 to design replacements for the existing bridges, which are both expected to reach the end of their useful life in 2021.

Swing Bridge, linking St David's to St George's, was built in the 1960s and has fallen into disrepair in recent years and no longer opens for passing boats.

Longbird Bridge, a 60-metre twin-carriageway bridge at the eastern end of the Causeway, was built in the 1950s.

It closed to traffic ten years ago and was bypassed with twin Bailey bridges.

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Published September 26, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 26, 2018 at 9:02 am)

East End bridge designs go on display

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