Works continue on Victoria Quays footbridge

Works continue on Victoria Quays footbridge

RDF have recently started the delicate restoration and conservation of an existing footbridge at Victoria Quay near Navigation Walk in Leeds.

The lagoon below the bridge was formerly a basin joining onto the River Aire with warehouses used for the storage of goods and, so we are lead to believe, working boats.

In 1986 Barratts converted the old warehouses into flats and separated the basin from the river, since then it has been known as the Victoria Quays Lagoon. The bridge was constructed from the old existing timber roof trusses that were taken out of the roof from Flyboat House, the then derelict warehouse adjacent to the lagoon.

The structural repairs to the timber trusses are extensive in their nature, bespoke to the bridge and are all being delicately completed by RDF’s skilled craftsmen.

 

More photos to follow as the works progress.

Mission for Christmas is a success

Mission for Christmas is a success

Radio Aire and Cash for Kids have just attended the RDF offices to collect all the gifts and the £220 cash that was very kindly donated.

A special mention of thanks to Ashleigh Webster who organised and arranged this on behalf of the children of Leeds.

Well done!

“Thank you to everyone who has supported this appeal, be it through the raffle, Christmas jumper day or donating gifts. Your generosity has been amazing and we wouldn’t have done half as well without it.” Said Ashleigh

 

Bridge over calm waters

Bridge over calm waters

RDF have recently started the delicate restoration and conservation of an existing footbridge at Victoria Quay near Navigation Walk in Leeds.

The lagoon below the bridge was formerly a basin joining onto the River Aire with warehouses used for the storage of goods and, so we are lead to believe, working boats.

In 1986 Barratts converted the old warehouses into flats and separated the basin from the river, since then it has been known as the Victoria Quays Lagoon. The bridge was constructed from the old existing timber roof trusses that were taken out of the roof from Flyboat House, the then derelict warehouse adjacent to the lagoon.

The structural repairs to the timber trusses are extensive in their nature, bespoke to the bridge and are all being delicately completed by RDF’s skilled craftsmen.

 

More photos to follow as the works progress.

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