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An urban regeneration initiative in Longford has become the latest of a series of outstanding bridge projects to use Neaco’s footbridge decking systems.

Longford County Council commissioned the creation of the Camlin River Bridge to improve the recreational amenity of the town centre and connect it to the parkland area. Measuring almost 20m in length and 4.7m at its widest point, the new footbridge spans the River Camlin and features a unique curved ‘bow’ design by Kenny Lyons architects.

Spanning a wide stretch of water and subject to a climate with a high percentage of annual rainfall, the bridge required durable and corrosion resistant materials. With its rust-free and maintenance-free qualities, Neaco’s Neatdek aluminium grilles represented the ideal solution with footbridge decking panels providing lasting quality and aesthetic appeal.

Neatdek’s T-Bar profile features a contact area of 74% on the surface yet drains water efficiently and its swage-locked construction between the bars enables high structural efficiency. Those qualities – combined with a specially ribbed anti-slip surface for increased safety – make Neatdek an ideal specification for the external conditions and high traffic demands of a bridge.

Neatdek has been used at some of the UK’s most iconic and celebrated bridge developments over the past 20 years. An impressive portfolio of specifications encompasses various landmark projects including the Media City Footbridge in Salford Quays, the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole, the Peace Bridge in Londonderry, the Living Bridge in Limerick, Paserelle Becon-les-Bruyeres in Paris and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which won the 2002 Stirling prize.

Neatdek is one of various grille profiles which Neaco offer for a wide range of architectural applications, including staging, modesty screens, solar shading, maintenance galleries and roof access walkways. All systems are precision-manufactured from aluminium which is A1 Fire Rated, non-toxic and 100 per cent recyclable with no downgrading of its properties and very little energy required for re-melting.

Neaco also supplies a range of balconies and balustrade offering a huge range of design options. Balustrade is available with stanchions and handrails in powder coated aluminium or stainless steel. Balustrade is supplied with a wide variety of infills, from toughened glass panels to tension wire. Neaco also supplied adaptive bathing products including level access showers, half-height shower  doors, grab rails, shower seats and drop-down rails.