London Road Bridge is due to close for 12 months on 18 August, and whilst I joke that it’s falling down (it’s obviously not) it does need replacing. It’s 135 years old, and has a weight restriction on it and it’s at the end of its long life. Full replacement of the bridge means a new bridge won’t need a weight restriction any more, and will prevent the need for extensive disruptive repairs and further restrictions in the future.
It’s a big project, costing £6.9m, however once it is built the bridge will open up a key route into the city and improve links to our flagship regeneration schemes; the new Castleward urban village and Nightingale Quarter.
Keep an eye out in the local media, on the bus, and our website for details of road closures and diversions.