Seabraes Bridge – lift breakdowns

The bridge at Seabraes officially opened only last June but there’s unfortunately already been a number of lift breakdowns.
Unfortunately another – the third – occurred last week and, in addition to seeking repair, I asked the Senior Engineer in the council’s Structures & Bridges Team – who is in charge of the project – for assurances that the lift is fit for purpose and we won’t see further regular breakdowns.
I have now had feedback from him as follows :
“We are satisfied that the lift meets the performance specification required for an external lift and has been installed and maintained/serviced by a recognised and reputable lift company, Stannah.
However, we have requested that the contractor carries out a thorough inspection of the installation and provides us with a full summary of the number and cause of breakdowns to date.”