R & C Williams were tasked with a bridge refurbishment that unfortunately was being affected by the presence of feral pigeons. The pigeons were roosting and nesting on the steel supports under the bridge, depositing fouling and related debris over all surfaces which was making refurbishment hazardous.
Access was also an issue due to the bridge being adjacent to a river.
How we helped
With the support of R & C Williams, Safeguard overcame the access restrictions for this project by utilising an MEWP and scaffold which was fixed to an anchored pontoon. The average scaffold would not do for this job!
We then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected all fouling and pigeon related debris from the steel joists located under the bridge.
The final task was to install over 600 metres of stainless steel anti-perch pigeon spikes to provide a permanent barrier against repopulation by feral pigeons.
Firstly the result which we always aim for is a satisfied client. This was achieved through experience, knowledge and a personable approach to a unique project.
In addition to this, the feral pigeons have now been permanently denied access to the steel joists and recesses located under the bridge.