Essential work on canal bridges
Posted on: 29 July 2015
Essential work is to be carried out to the canal bridges on Bridge Road next month (August).
On Monday 10 August and Tuesday 11 August, inspections and maintenance work will be undertaken on the swing bridge. Contraflow arrangements will be in place, with all traffic using the bascule bridge.
From Wednesday 12 August to Monday 17 August, the contraflow will run on the swing bridge, as the timber joint between the bascule bridge and the road will be replaced and upgraded with a reinforced concrete and stainless steel structure. During this phase of work, Bridge Road will be closed to all HGV traffic, which will be diverted along Topsham Road, Exe Bridges through Marsh Barton and back towards Bridge Road.
A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed on the Exeter side of the bridges during the work. The existing crossing will remain open and will be closely monitored.
The work will be carried out by contractor South West Highways Ltd (SWH).
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