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Temporary bridge lights offer view of the future at Swansea’s Copr Bay

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Swansea Council has installed temporary lighting inside the new Copr Bay bridge.

It’s giving citizens an early idea of how the structure could look after dark once it is completed and open to the public.

The temporary lighting installation has seen 26 double-tube fluorescent lights attached to the roof inside the bridge that crosses Oystermouth Road. It is due to remain in place for several months and will be on every night.

It will be replaced in due course by higher-spec permanent internal lighting. This will be energy-efficient LED and programmable, illuminating the bridge in different hues; it’s due to be in place once the bridge is open later this year as part of the £135m Copr Bay Phase One regeneration scheme.

A view of the interior of the bridge lit up (Image: Swansea Council)

Council head of planning and city regeneration Phil Holmes said: “The temporary lighting aims to offer the public a broad idea of how the bridge will look at night once Copr Bay Phase One is open.

“Installation of its colour-changing LED system is due to take place over the next few months but we wanted to give people an early idea of how this new landmark for the city will look in future.”

The bridge is being delivered by Swansea Council which is developing Copr Bay Phase One.

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The council is working with development manager RivingtonHark, bridge architects ACME and main contractors Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd on the temporary lighting.

Copr Bay Phase One is part of a council-driven £1bn regeneration programme across the city.

(Lead image: Swansea Council)


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