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.