Progress being made on new Worcester bridge after flood delays - The Worcester Observer

Progress being made on new Worcester bridge after flood delays

Worcester Editorial 18th Mar, 2024   0

PROGRESS is being made on Worcester’s new Kepax Bridge after the project was stalled due to the recent floods, with sections of the new structure beginning to take shape.

A crane has lifted four sections of the walking and cycling bridge into place on the west side of the River Severn.

Huge, curved pieces of the bridge, comprising three of its sections, have also been lifted into place on the east side of the river.

Works in recent months have focussed on the new Horsford Road layout from the junction with Riverview Close and the new paths around Gheluvelt Park have been constructed.

The bridge will aim to reduce traffic on the roads and promote health and wellbeing by giving people more freedom to walk and cycle.

The bridge sections over the river are scheduled to be installed after Easter.

There will also be a moving pontoon in the river during this period.

Worcestershire County Council has consulted with the Environment Agency and Canal and River Trust on how best to minimise the impact on river users and wildlife.


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