Taziker Awarded Refurbishment of Historic Clifton Suspension Bridge

Taziker has been awarded the extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment contract at the iconic Grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. 

The bridge will benefit from a new paint system to the suspension chain links, parapet stanchions, and lattice work as well as the installation of a modern architectural lighting system. The works are due to commence in March 2024 will help retain the original aesthetic of the bridge.

The 1,500-tonne bridge was originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is considered a true engineering feat of the 19th century. It remains a visible reminder of Brunel's architectural prowess, standing tall and with most of its original features intact 160 years later. 

Neil Harrison, CEO, Taziker said: “We are delighted to be awarded such a prestigious project which will see this outstanding heritage structure continue to be enjoyed by future generations to come. It is a true testament of our reputation as conservation specialists to be trusted with a landmark that means so much to the public.” 

Trish Johnson, Bridgemaster, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust said: “Protecting and maintaining Clifton Suspension Bridge for the years to come is crucial and the new paint system will provide protection from corrosion, as well as enhancements through the new lighting system. With Taziker’s experience of bridge refurbishment projects, they are ideally suited to carry out this work, and we are very much looking forward to working together.” 

All photos: © Lee Pullen Photography for Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust.