Shining a Light on the UK’s Key Workers

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Posted by SPIE UK

SPIE has worked with the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) to light up the iconic Rainbow Bridge on the A55 to thank NHS, social care staff and other key workers.

This well-known landmark, located in Llanddulas, on the way to Colwyn Bay, lived up to its name on May 5th when it was immersed in the colours of the rainbow alongside a thank you message projected onto the nearby cliffside.

Arranged and conceived by NMWTRA and facilitated by SPIE, this one-off tribute celebrated the tireless efforts of health and care sector staff and other key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The walkway over the A55, colloquially known as Rainbow Bridge, is situated on what is usually one of the busiest sections of the network, but thanks to the 70% yearly reduction in traffic volumes, key workers could be recognised safely and with minimal disruption to road users.

Ken Skates, Minister for North Wales said:

"The Rainbow Bridge has become the symbol of something special during these difficult times. I’m pleased that we were able to accommodate the wishes of people who asked if it could be lit up to honour the key workers across the country who are doing such a tremendous job."

SPIE has a long history of working with NMWTRA on a wide range of infrastructure and tunnelling projects and is proud to have been able to play a part in delivering this the well-deserved display.

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