Bristol

Anti-slip resurfacing on Bristol 'cheese-grater' bridge completed

Meads Reach Bridge Image copyright Eco south west
Image caption Eco South West said it is confident that cyclists "will find it a much safer route now"

Resurfacing work on an award-winning Bristol bridge which cyclists claimed was hazardous in wet weather has been completed.

Eco South West dismantled sections of the 180ft (55m) Meads Reach structure and sprayed it with an anti-slip coating.

The stainless steel bridge, nicknamed the "cheese-grater", is part of the Bristol to Bath cycle track.

It was the site of numerous accidents involving bike riders.

The work follows a 600-strong petition set up to call on Bristol City Council to force the owner to make safety improvements.

Eco South West said it is confident that cyclists "will find it a much safer route now".

The bridge, built in 2008, earned the "cheese-grater" nickname because it is perforated with 55,000 holes.

In 2009, the £2.4m structure won a Royal Institute of British Architecture award.

Image caption Cyclists dubbed the bridge "the cheese-grater" for both its aesthetic and skin grating qualities

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