In March 2018, hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage was caused to the Grade II listed bridge at Clumber Park when the 250-year-old bridge was left badly damaged when a car was “deliberately” driven into it.
18 months down the line, work has begun to return the bridge back to its former glory. Beth Dawson, General Manager at Clumber Park, said: “We are thrilled to announce the start of the restoration project to the much-loved Ornamental Bridge and are pleased to be able to offer visitors the opportunity to explore the underneath of the bridge as work takes place.”
And that is where we come into this story; we have supplied a pontoon work platform and floating walkway access for stonemasons to undertake the works.
The National Trust were also keen to provide trust members with an insight into how the works are progressing. As a result of this additional pontoons have been added around the external edge of the works area allowing trust members to view the works from water level. Trust volunteers are also on site to answer questions as the work progresses.
Here’s a selection of images from the install to the finished pontoon prior to scaffold being installed.