Spencer Bridge Engineering team raises money for Menai Heritage Trust

Leading bridge works specialist Spencer Bridge Engineering, has helped to raise money and awareness for the Menai Heritage Museum. The Menai Heritage Trust honours the two world-famous bridges that span the Menai Strait – the Menai Suspension Bridge and Britannia Bridge.

A group of six Spencer Bridge Engineering team members bravely took to the chilly waters of the Menai Strait for the annual Great Strait Raft Run.

The team, nicknamed the Menai Museum Pirates rowed from Y Felinheli to St Georges Pier Promenade on a hand-built raft made from redundant and recycled construction materials, raising over £800 for the museum.

Spencer Bridge Engineering also sponsored the children’s colouring competition during the event and handed out almost 100 medals and certificates to entrants, as well as presenting the three winners with their prizes.

Customer Relationship Manager Diane Rowe said:

“This is the second year we have taken part in the Raft Race and once again it was a brilliant day enjoyed by all.

“We wanted to support the trust by raising both funds and awareness so that it can continue telling the story of the Menai and Britannia Bridges, the rich marine environment and outstanding beauty of the Strait.

“We know the projects we work on can have an impact on local communities and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns. Where possible, we like to get involved in community activities and local organisations.”

A spokesperson for the Menai Heritage Trust said:

“The money raised will be used by the Trust to put plans in place for the 2026, 200th Anniversary of the opening of the Menai Suspension Bridge. The Trustees of Menai Heritage would like to thank the Spencer’s Raft Run team for their time and great efforts!”

Spencer Bridge Engineering has been carrying out essential repair work on the historic Menai Suspension Bridge which connects the island of Anglesey and mainland North Wales, as it approaches its bicentenary in 2026.

The Spencer Bridge Engineering team has been appointed to carry out a range of complex refurbishment projects on the Menai Bridge to ensure that it can safely continue carrying traffic and allow pedestrian access for many years to come. The works include replacing the vertical road deck hangers which suspend the deck from the main chains of the bridge and repainting the main underdeck.