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Feasibility Study For New Swing Bridge Started

Feasibility Study For New Swing Bridge Started

The Ministry recently completed strengthening work which will extend the life of the Swing Bridge in the east end “for at least 5 years but the swing span remains inoperable,” the Ministry said, adding that the “feasibility study for a new bridge has already started and it is the Ministry’s intention to present the new bridge design... Read more of this article

First Concrete Pour For New Airport Project

First Concrete Pour For New Airport Project

[Updated with video] After months of excavation to prepare the base of Bermuda’s new passenger terminal, concrete has been poured to develop the first new taxiway at the LF Wade International Airport in 15 years. On Tuesday at 9pm, concrete was poured for Taxiway W, which will replace the existing Taxiway S as the second pathway in and out of the... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Closed Today, Reopens Tomorrow

Cabinet Office Closed Today, Reopens Tomorrow

The Cabinet Office will be closed today [July 18] and will reopen again tomorrow [July 19] in the newly renovated Cabinet Building at 105 Front Street in Hamilton. A government spokesperson said, “The Cabinet Office will be closed on Tuesday 18 July 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 19 July 2017, at 8:30am in the newly renovated Cabinet Building, 105... Read more of this article

Washington Mall To Undergo Major Upgrade

Washington Mall To Undergo Major Upgrade

More than $8 million is being invested in a major upgrade of Washington Mall that will include solar panels, new air conditioning, and new shop fronts. Washington Properties, the mall’s owners, say the work will improve the infrastructure of the older buildings and enhance the public areas. Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager of Washington... Read more of this article

Evans And Smith Hired For Airport Project

Evans And Smith Hired For Airport Project

Scotian Steelworks Ltd., a local partner in the redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, announced today [July 6] that they have hired two Bermudian steel fixers/welders to work on the Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project. “Hired by Aecon Group Inc., a partner in the Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project, Scotian Steelworks is working on the steel... Read more of this article

Airport Project Steel Piling To Include Sundays

Airport Project Steel Piling To Include Sundays

Due to “lower than anticipated noise levels” and in an effort to shorten the overall steel piling time, piling will now occur on Sundays between 7.00am and 6.00pm, in addition to the current Monday through Saturday activity at the construction site of the new airport terminal. A spokesperson said, “As of May 25, pile driving has commenced... Read more of this article

Video: Proposed Plans For Flatts Railway Trail

Video: Proposed Plans For Flatts Railway Trail

One June 21, a computer-generated video, titled “Flatts Railway Trail Reconnection Proposal, Bermuda” was published on YouTube, showing plans for a pedestrian walkway through Flatts. The video was produced and published by Peter Carfoot at Linberg & Simmons Architects for The Friends of the Bermuda Rail Way Trail. Under these plans,... Read more of this article

Award Presented To Ministry Of Public Works

Award Presented To Ministry Of Public Works

On Thursday, June 22, the Buildings Section of the Department of Public Lands & Buildings, Ministry of Public Works, attended the Bermuda National Trust’s annual general meeting and awards ceremony at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, where they accepted a recognition certificate for the “sensitive restoration” of the... Read more of this article

Former Recycling Plant Turning Into Playground

Former Recycling Plant Turning Into Playground

[Written by Don Burgess] The former recycling plant in Devonshire has been torn down as work continues to turn it into a playground. Last November’s Throne Speech promised that the Ministry of Public Works would demolish the old Devonshire Recycling Facility on Devon Spring Road and transform the site into a community playground. There was a three-person... Read more of this article

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards and Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy recently toured the airport redevelopment site with members of the Bermuda Airport Authority [BAA]. BAA is the Government quango established to oversee the Government of Bermuda’s interests in the current operation and redevelopment... Read more of this article

Four Companies Hired For Airport Project

Four Companies Hired For Airport Project

Aecon Group Inc. today announced the “engagement of four Bermudian firms, following an RFP and selection process for the construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project.” The six contracts awarded are:Architecture – OBMI Landscape Architecture – OBMI Structural Engineering – Brunel Civil Engineering – Brunel Mechanical... Read more of this article

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

A time-lapse video allows a look at the transformation of the site in Dockyard to create the America’s Cup Village, a process which took some two years. The building project began back in November 2015, and the construction process was Bermuda’s largest land reclamation project since World War II.Here are some of the numbers the ACEA provided... Read more of this article

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Work on the Somerset Bridge — the smallest draw bridge in the world — was recently completed, after an inspection revealed some safety issues on the walkway and on the railing on the north side of the bridge. A Public Works Ministry spokesperson said, “The original work planned for Somerset Bridge was established after an inspection revealed... Read more of this article