£2 million bridge for Bromley Heath

Published on: 29 Jul 2014

A £2 MILLION footbridge will be built over the ring road at Bromley Heath as part of a package to measures to boost economic growth.

The bridge will form part of a cycle route linking the Filton and Emersons Green Enterprise Areas and Bristol Parkway Station.

The project will exploit advanced technology, drawing on the expertise of the National Composites Centre at Emersons Green to develop a ‘composite’ bridge.

The intention is that the design of the crossing will create a new type of structure that can be used efficiently and economically in all sorts of locations,

The National Composites Centre will also receive another £1 million, which will be used to develop test facilities for marine energy. Manufacturers will be able to work on models for tidal blades.

The developments are among £86 million of innovation projects given Government funding through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Other South Gloucestershire projects to benefit are the Bristol Robotics lab and the Advanced Engineering Centre at City of Bristol College’s Filton Campus.

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