Work will soon be underway to construct new toll houses at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Demolition of the two toll houses on the Clifton side and the one toll house on the Leigh Woods side.
To enable the demolition works to be carried out, the bridge will be closed to traffic and cyclists for two days over a weekend, from Saturday 19th January 8.00hrs until Sunday 20th January 18.00hrs. A diversion route will be signed, using Bridge Valley Road, Brunel Way and A369 Rownham Hill.
Bridge Master, Trish Johnson, said “This is the first phase of the construction of the new Toll Houses which we are very excited about. Demolition works will mean the carriageway will be blocked throughout the weekend so no vehicular access will be 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, 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 are working hard to minimise closures during this contract and hope that by carrying this work out at a weekend we will avoid disruptions to commuter traffic.”
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