The City Council’s contractor, B&M McHughes, will be carrying out essential work to refurbish the Gasworks Pipe Bridge from 11 October.
The work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm and will include ground investigation, scaffolding installation, deck removal, painting, brickwork repairs and bearing renewals. Due to the nature of the work some disturbance is unavoidable. The towpath will remain open where possible, though some of the work being undertaken means there will be closures. We are sorry for any disturbance and inconvenience this causes. All staff working on site are fully briefed on working responsibly in the local community and keeping noise levels to an absolute minimum level.
Delivering the highest standards of safety is paramount to our work and keeping people safe on and around the footbridge is at the heart of everything we do. Often, work will to be carried out at night. We’re obliged to work whenever it is feasible to do so to ensure the job can be completed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this means carrying out some of our improvements during the night or at weekends.
“With work now underway on the bridge residents will see tangible evidence that the restoration project is moving forward and that the bridge will be returned to full use as soon as possible.
“Meanwhile the Council is continuing to take steps to ensure that the impact of the bridge closure is as limited as possible, including installing lighting columns and solar powered uplighters along the diversion route.”
Councillor Ed Turner, Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management