Emergency overnight closure of Rumsam Bridge

Rumsam Bridge

Posted on: 4 January 2018

An emergency overnight closure will be needed at Rumsam Bridge in Barnstaple this evening (Thursday 4 January).

Devon County Council received a report from a member of the public yesterday that an expansion joint on the bridge had been damaged and, following an inspection, it has been found to be in need of immediate attention.

The road will be closed between Bishops Tawton roundabout and the Lake roundabout from 7pm tonight for emergency repairs to be carried out.

It is hoped that the repairs can be completed in one evening and the road is expected to re-open by 6am tomorrow morning (Friday 5 January). While the road is closed, a signed diversion will be in place.

Additional work is likely to be needed in future to replace the expansion joint.

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