BRIDGE CLOSURES IN JULY FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS ON THE CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE

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Works to improve access to the chains, painting trials and engineering inspections are just a few of the tasks that will be carried out during a five-day off-peak closure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge between Monday 24th and Friday 28th July 2017.

To enable the essential works to be carried out, the bridge will be closed to traffic and cyclists for five days, from 9.30am to 4.00pm each day.  A diversion route will be signed, using Bridge Valley Road, Brunel Way and A369 Rownham Hill.

Bridge Master, Trish Johnson, said “Work to the chains and the engineering inspections involves access platforms which cannot safely be on the bridge alongside traffic. We are also carrying out painting trials, repairing a manhole under the Leigh Woods Tower and other maintenance tasks, utilising this closure as efficiently as possible.

“During these bridge closures pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge, but cycling will be prohibited.  Cyclists may dismount and walk across the bridge, however as only one narrow footway will be open cyclists are requested to avoid using the bridge if possible.

“Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust wishes to apologise for the inconvenience which these closures will cause.  We hope that by re-opening the road overnight and during the morning and evening peak periods we will minimise the difficulties caused.”

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