Planning permission granted for Camel Creek development
Cornish Cross Lifted Into Place
The 20 metre Cornish Cross was lifted into place alongside the Tamar Bridge at Saltash last night.
After a 128 mile trip from Newquay via Exeter, the Cross was erected during Saturday night. A 100 tonne crane lifted the structure and a second 80 tonne crane was used to guide it into position.
The Tamar Bridge slip road was partially closed to allow the sculpture to be bolted into place.
Spokesperson for the Project and Chair of the Saltash Waterfront Resident’s Association, Liam Bradley said:
“It has taken 3 years to get the Cross in place and it looks remarkable. Simon’s vision has created a stunning piece of public art that will stand as a monument to Cornwall for years to come. We would like to thank everyone involved in the project for their commitment and enthusiasm”
The sculpture was originally designed by Cornish artist Simon Thomas for the Millennium celebrations. It is a modern interpretation of the traditional Celtic Cross, inspired by the Neolithic landscape of Cornwall, its engineering heritage and the modern forward-looking Cornish identity.
The Cornish Cross, which is part of the wider Elwell Woods regeneration project, is supported by the Big Lottery Fund Community Spaces Programme, administered by Groundwork UK.
The project has also received funding and support from Cornwall Council, Saltash Town Council and the Duchy of Cornwall.
Following the death of a 10 year old boy after he was misdiagnosed by paramedics, South Western Ambulance Service have made training videos with his parents to stop it happening again.
Kingsurf instructor Pete Abell proposes as he rides the Severn Bore with girlfriend
£5,000 worth of damaged caused in just 5 seconds.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Check all the latest reports round Cornwall
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.