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Meadowhall Interchange Bridge

Bagnalls undertook the external painting of the link bridge at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield. The bridge, which spans the River Don, is used constantly by commuters and shoppers going to and from the local railway station. The works were undertaken around the clock, with two separate teams working 12 hour shifts. The bridge remained open during the entire project so the implementation of our robust safe systems of work was paramount. Bagnalls also had to get permissions from the Environment Agency and the Highways Agency to demonstrate environmental compliance and implement road traffic management on the busy commuter route A6109. Specialist mobile elevated work platforms were used, with extended boom reach, which ensured a safe working environment for operatives and maximum protection from paint entering the watercourse below. All areas were pressure washed to remove salt contaminants and surface prepared by wire brushing and scraping back as areas were not badly corroded. Then bare areas were patch primed, followed by a steel and cladding paint system. Bagnalls has an extensive history on this site as we were the main painting contractor when Meadowhall shopping centre was originally built in the 1980s.