Gem Bridge is part of the 26km long Drakes Trail that connects Plymouth to Tavistock as part of the National Cycleway Network. Located on a highly sensitive site in Dartmoor National Park, it was vital that the structure was sympathetic to its surroundings as well as being constructed with minimal environmental impact.

The choice of structural steelwork was fundamental to achieving both objectives.

Greenkote® anti-corrosion protection

Tension Control Bolts Ltd has its own metal coating plant producing an environmentally friendly anti-corrosion coating called Greenkote, which is comparable to galvanising, although it is harder wearing and readily accepts all paint systems. Learn more about Greenkote.