A bridge too far for Clifton Road as repairs lined up - The Rugby Observer

A bridge too far for Clifton Road as repairs lined up

Rugby Editorial 14th May, 2024   0

A BRIDGE too far – a 125-year-old bridge on a main road in Rugby is being lined up for repairs.

Temporary bollards have been installed to the footways of the Clifton Road bridge over the former Great Central railway.

Rugby Borough Council says its initial inspections show the structure supporting the bridge footways need to be repaired.

The council says the bollards have been put in place as an interim measure to reduce the load on the footways, as an alternative to lane closures on Clifton Road.

The temporary bollards have been installed by an approved Traffic Management contractor and will be inspected regularly to ensure their safety.

Advanced warning signs and information notices are due to be installed shortly.

A spokesperson for Rugby Borough Council said: “The bridges over the former Great Central railway London extension are now around 125 years old. While they are in broadly good condition, they were not designed for the loads that they currently carry, and some repairs are now needed on the bridge carrying Clifton Road.

“We will try and keep two-way access open whenever possible to reduce the impact of the works on residents. Nevertheless, we do need to make sure that the load on the footways doesn’t exceed safe limits, so some controls are now required.”


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