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Work starts this week to install new bridge at Barton's Point

Published Monday 21 June, 2021
Last updated on Monday 21 June, 2021

Work begins this week to prepare ground for installation of the new bridge at Barton’s Point next month, to get ready for it being delivered on 19 and 20 July.

Cllr Julian Saunders, cabinet member for environment at the council, said:

“We’ll temporarily remove barriers, posts and bins, put up heras fencing, lay down extensive protective trackway, and close the public footpath from Nursery Close and Marine Parade.

“When it’s being delivered by crane next month there’ll be two days when there will be parking restrictions in place for Seager Road and Beckley Road and traffic changes on Marine Parade. We’ll be providing free parking alternatives for residents during delivery.

“The foundation of the bridge has been designed not to disturb the ground, so we won’t have to do any excavation work, and once it’s installed we’ll reinstated the footpath and surrounding area so people can enjoy the coastal park this summer.”