AS PART of the major refurbishment of Sabrina Bridge, the main span of the bridge is planned to be removed next week.
The process to remove the bridge will commence on Monday (October 12) and from this point the bridge will be fully closed until the refurbishment is complete and the bridge it is lifted back into place in November.
Works are already underway on site to prepare the bridge for its removal. Three cranes will be moved into place early next week to enable the bridge to be removed with two cranes being positioned on Hylton Road and a larger crane on Grandstand Road.
Coun Alan Amos, cabinet member for Highways, said: “We’re now in a position to remove the bridge to be taken away for it’s much needed refurbishment ahead of the winter weather arriving.
“Once complete, the newly refurbished bridge, which will include repainted rails, ramps, stairs and main mast and brand-new decking will be much improved for all users.
“There will be some inconvenience during the period that the main span of the bridge is removed, but we are doing all we can to ensure this causes as little disruption as possible.”
To allow the larger crane to be positioned on Grandstand Road, there will be a closure of the road from Monday until next Sunday (October 18). The current traffic management on Hylton Road will remain in place.
As part of the major refurbishment, any locks placed on the bridge will be removed. Worcestershire County Council is encouraging anyone who would like to reclaim their lock to collect them by Sunday (October 11)
The locks that have not been collected will be removed and placed outside of the front of County Hall for collection until the end of October. Locks left after this time will be recycled.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sabrinabridge for more.