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Shared cycle and walking route at Rock Park Bridge closed

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Posted on: 6 May 2020

Rock Park Bridge in Barnstaple is closed until further notice with immediate effect.

Emergency works on the 133-year-old former railway bridge, which now carries the shared pedestrian / cycle path over the River Taw, are needed.

The closure follows a routine underwater inspection which revealed corrosion in the large steel columns in the river section which support the bridge.

A signed pedestrian / cycle diversion will be in place via Barnstaple Long Bridge. The public are advised to allow additional time for journeys.

We apologise for any inconvenience and aim to reopen the bridge as soon as possible.

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