Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Recycling Centre on Upper Bristol Road will be closed on Tuesday 19th April and Wednesday 20th April, to allow for the replacement of Bath’s Destructor Bridge.
The installation is part of the regeneration of Bath Riverside.
The Council’s other Recycling Centres in Radstock and Keynsham will be open as usual.
Over the next few months, contractors will then secure the new 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.
For more details and recycling centre opening times visit: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/recyclingcentres.