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Bathurst Basin Bridge


Following the successful award of our project at Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge, VolkerLaser are continuing renovation of Bristol's bridge network through essential civil engineering works at Bathurst Basin.

Key facts

  • Construction of a new road bridge
  • 3.5 metre shared cycling and walking path
  • New safer crossings
  • Removal of the Lousiana roundabout

August 2016 will see VolkerLaser start construction for MetroBus on a new bridge in Bathurst Basin. The new bridge will run alongside the existing bridge which takes Commercial Road over the Bathurst Basin. The new bridge will include a new 3.5 metre shared cycling and walking path, providing the missing link between existing paths on Commercial Road and Cumberland Road. As well as constructing the new bridge and path, we are installing new crossings that will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to travel between Cumberland Road, Bathurst Basin Parade, Wapping Road and Commercial Road.

The project is projected for completion in April 2017.

The MetroBus scheme

MetroBus is a new express bus service that’s coming to the West of England region. MetroBus is a form of high capacity rapid public transport found in urban areas. It’s a smarter way of travelling that uses a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes. MetroBus has been designed to fit in between local bus and rail travel, providing rapid and reliable journeys to destinations not easily reached by rail.

The nearest MetroBus stops in your area will be at Wapping Wharf and Gaol Ferry Bridge. MetroBus will provide fast and frequent services to Temple Meads, Bristol city centre, Ashton Vale, Bishopsworth and Hengrove. You’ll also be able to connect to MetroBus services to the University of the West of England in Frenchay, Emersons Green, Bradley Stoke and Cribbs Causeway.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Bristol City Council
  • Value
    1.78 million
  • Duration
    August 2016 - April 2017
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