Baglan Energy Park link bridge update
Work is progressing well on a bridge which will link both sides
of Baglan Energy Park in Neath Port Talbot and is on track to open
in March next year.
Work continuing on Baglan Energy Park Bridge
Construction on the £7.3m bridge started earlier this year and
when completed will cross the railway lines and sidings currently
separating Brunel Way and Central Avenue at the Park.
The main supports for the bridge are now completed and the
delivery and erection of the structural steel work is due later
Construction of the concrete deck and parapet walls will then
continue over the winter months.
The project is part of the Regional Transport Plan and the
majority of the funding comes from a number of Welsh Government
It also supports a key aim of the Swansea Bay City Region’s
strategy for economic growth, by investing in transport
infrastructure to aid the development of strategic employment sites
and improve the connections between key centres of employment.
Baglan Energy Park is a significant employment site in the area
and the bridge will open up the wider Baglan Bay area for further
investment and regeneration opportunities.
The bridge will also create a viable through-route for buses
that can deliver employees close to the offices and SMEs on the
Park, connecting with Swansea, Neath, and Port Talbot.
Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Cllr Ali Thomas OBE said:
“I am very pleased to see work progressing well on a project which
will create new economic opportunities for the area, both during
and after construction.
“Bridging the gap between the two sides of the Park will greatly
benefit businesses and investors by improving Baglan Energy Park’s
internal and external transport connections.”