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Arbus handrail helps Network Rail get back on track

Arbus has installed a specially modified aluminium handrail on a new rail bridge that crosses the River Dwyryd in North Wales.

We supply and install a lot of handrails – we have been busy installing them on culverts on the new Northern Relief Road in Bognor, West Sussex – but this project was slightly different.

The Pont Briwet bridge in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, which carries the Cambrian Coast Line over the Dwyryd estuary, was closed in January over safety concerns following severe storm damage in December 2013. It was decided to refurbish the 154-year-old bridge, with the work including a new rail bridge and a new two-lane vehicle bridge.

Arbus was contracted to supply and install a bespoke handrail system along the new rail bridge. We were asked to match the handrail to the look of the vehicle parapet in order to maintain a coherent design throughout the structure. 

We are proud to have completed the project according to the brief and on time and budget, and to have supplied and installed a specially modified handrail whose design is in keeping with that of the main structure and that is manufactured to our very high standards.

The handrail project was one of the last elements of the new rail bridge project and its completion allowed Network Rail to reopen the line between Harlech and Pwllheli from the beginning of September. 

To find out more about Arbus products and services, contact us on 01243 606219 or info@arbus.co.uk

Arbus Network Rail handrail specially modified handrail River Dwyryd Pont Briwet new rail bridge