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

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Preliminary cabling works for the new toll houses, painting works and engineering inspections are just a few of the tasks that will be carried out during a four-day off-peak closure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge between Monday 14th and Thursday 17th May 2018.

To enable these essential works to be carried out, the bridge will be closed to traffic and cyclists for four 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 “We will be installing cables across the roadway at both ends of the bridge for our new Toll Houses and also painting the longitudinal girders on the roadway side of the carriageway while we have the closure in place. During that time, we will also be carrying out engineering inspections which involves access platforms which cannot safely be on the bridge alongside traffic.
“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, but 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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