A £3.4M contract for the design and construction of the Pont y Werin bridge over the River Ely has been awarded by Cardiff Council to Dean & Dyball Civil Engineer, a division of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering.
Pont y Werin is a 140m bascule bridge which will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Penarth and the International Sports Village at Cardiff Bay. The design incorporates a 20m opening section to allow river traffic to pass.
The bridge is being part-funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council, with contributions from Cardiff Harbour Authority and Vale of Glamorgan Council. The remainder of the funding will come from a £1.15M Lottery grant won by Sustrans. The contract is set to complete in summer 2010.