GALLERY: Wisbech Town Bridge set to re-open by Monday

17:20 13 May 2014

Wisbech town bridge closure, Work carried out on defence wall and drainage pipes. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech town bridge closure, Work carried out on defence wall and drainage pipes. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Wisbech Town Bridge, which has been closed for ten weeks, is set to re-open.

The bridge has been closed since March 3 so work could be carried out to improve the River Nene flood defences.

The road will be re-surfaced on Friday and the bridge is expected to be back in use by Monday.

The work has been carried out by contractor Breheny on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Concerns had been raised by residents about the travel disruption caused by the closure and the fact it appeared there were times when no work was taking place on the bridge.

But a Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said they could not carry out work during high tides or at weekends to prevent noise nuisance to two hotels and local residents.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said: “The bridge closure has been required to allow for working space, material deliveries and safety of both the work force and the general public.

“Work is being completed efficiently by the contractor whilst constrained to normal working patterns due to neighbouring businesses, hotels and irregular tide patterns.

“During the bridge closure, to limit further disruption, Cambridgeshire County Council has also taken the opportunity to complete concrete repairs to the bridge, pedestrian barrier repairs, installation of protective bollards and carriageway resurfacing of the bridge deck.”

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