Date: 21st July 2017
Curtins Bring Record Breaking LEGO Bridge to Liverpool
Curtins are excited to announce they are supporting the ICE’s big initiative to encourage young people into engineering, by bringing the world’s biggest LEGO bridge to Liverpool. The bridge is to be assembled at The Capital Building on Old Hall Street on the 9th and 10th of August and will be opened to the public on 11th August.
The Guinness World Record-holding bridge, designed by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), will stand 3 metres tall, with a span of 31 metres – almost the length of three Liverpool double-decker buses end-to-end. More than 200,000 individual LEGO bricks weighing altogether three-quarters of a tonne will go into its construction. It was originally built and given the Guinness World Record in September 2016 in London but now this fantastic feat of engineering is coming to Liverpool.
Curtins endeavour to inspire young talent and the ICE’s LEGO bridge will be a superb attraction to come and see and get involved with this summer!
Darrell Matthews, North West Regional Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), said:
“It’s LEGO and it’s fun, but also some of the children who come to marvel at this bridge will perhaps start to think about becoming a civil engineer one day – when they’ll get the chance to build real bridges like the new Mersey Gateway, or roads, tunnels, railways, tramways, energy systems and all the other infrastructure that literally shapes the world.”
Bill Addy, chief executive of the Liverpool BID Company, said:
“We didn’t hesitate in seizing this opportunity to host the amazing ICE world record LEGO bridge in the Commercial District. From children to adults, LEGO is universal in its appeal – and this will surely be one of the must-visit attractions in the city. Our levy payers – including many wonderful shops, cafés and restaurants in and around Old Hall Street will benefit hugely from the increased footfall that the project will generate, and the local business community in the area will have a new place to visit during lunch break! We are very excited for construction to begin and seeing the finished bridge in all its glory!”
This initiative is also in partnership with our fellow sponsors Crouch Waterfall, Kier, Walker Sime and Liverpool BID Company.