The next phase in the replacement of Bath’s Destructor Bridge will take place in April, with the new structure set to be moved into place across the River Avon over the course of three days.
The work is scheduled to commence on Monday 18th April.
Over the next few months, contractors will then secure the bridge in place and carry out surface works ahead of the official handover to Bath and North East Somerset Council this summer.
The new bridge is being installed to provide access for Bath Riverside residents to and from the development and will have two traffic lanes, a cycle lane and a footpath.
Designed by award winning consultants Flint and Neill, along with Knight Architects, it takes the form of an elegant steel arch.
The former Destructor Bridge, a single-lane structure dating from the 1870s, was originally a railway bridge.
It was moved to Midland Road in the early 1900s to provide access to the city’s incinerator, hence the name Destructor Bridge.
During the works to position the new bridge in place contractors Britannia Construction will work into the night on 18th, 19th and 20th April.
Temporary closures will be necessary for the River Avon in the vicinity of the bridge, the recycling centre on Upper Bristol Road and the towpath during the works.
Full details can be found online at: bathwesternriverside.co.uk.
Crest Nicholson Regeneration received planning consent in July 2013 for the new bridge which forms part of its Bath Riverside development.
In partnership with B&NES, Crest Nicholson appointed Britannia Construction to carry out the works.
Updates regarding river and towpath closures will be available via Twitter @bwrnews and @DestructorBrdg.