Powercare, on behalf of Stockton Borough Council and SLD were awarded the contract to illuminate the Newport Bridge which links Stockton on Tees to Middlesbrough over the River Tees.
The project included new supply cables from the local substation up onto the bridge and into the control room. 152 LED DMX Colour changing fittings were installed onto the listed structure using several different fixing methods provided by the designer.
The work involved a 10 Week programme of day and night time working alongside road closures, traffic management, rope access work and high level access using climbing and access platforms on the upper sections.
Power and data cabling was installed to each fitting and taken back to the main control position in the centre of the bridge. The system allows every fitting to be individually controlled and special programmes to be selected via a remote GSM link.
Powercare brought the project together safely, on time and in budget.