DARLINGTON-based engineering firm Cleveland Bridge has donated three steel benches to help in the refurbishment of a local park.

Weighing in at an impressive three-quarters of a tonne each, the steel benches are designed to resemble the decks of the company’s famous spans.

The benches have been donated to the Friends of Fryer’s Field Recreation Ground, which is working hard to revive the once-dilapidated 3.5 acre site in Haughton-le-Skerne, Darlington.

The company was approached on behalf of the Friends by the Deputy Leader of Darlington Borough Council, Chris McEwan, and readily agreed to help by designing and fabricating the benches.