Repairs carried out at Shaldon Bridge

Shaldon Bridge repairs

Posted on: 14 December 2018

Devon County Council engineers and contractors braved tough weather conditions to complete repairs to Shaldon Bridge last night (Thursday 13 December).

Work to pour concrete around the defective pier, in order to strengthen the 89-year-old structure, went ahead as planned.

The teams had to contend with difficult conditions and divers worked until early the early hours of this morning (Friday 14 December) in zero visibility to carry out the repairs.

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “Thanks must go to the contractor, TMS Ltd of Teignmouth, and our own engineers who have all worked tirelessly through some atrocious weather conditions. We appreciate the patience of the local community and thanks to everyone for bearing with us. Conditions have been against us but we’ve ensured that we’ve made this repair happen as quickly as possible.”

Cllr Alistair Dewhirst

Councillor Alistair Dewhirst, Devon County Councillor representing Shaldon, said: “This is great news. On behalf of our community, thanks to TMS Ltd and our engineers – they have worked in a truly heroic manner.”

Concrete samples taken last night will be tested next week to see if it has reached the desired strength to be able to remove the weight restriction.

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