Conservation Work on Bridge Bearings

In mid January 2020 work was undertaken to conserve the bearings from the Bilston Glen Viaduct – acquisition numbers 1997/009.1 and 1997/009.2.

The bearings were sand-blasted to remove the old paint and underlying rust then they were repainted. Similar conservation work was also completed on the anchor plate (former ship’s rudder) from the Gattonside Footbridge.

Rocker bearing from the Bilston Glen Viaduct