Work on Sabrina Bridge ramps up - The Worcester Observer

Work on Sabrina Bridge ramps up

Worcester Editorial 10th Nov, 2023   0

WORK to ensure a well-used bridge over the River Severn is accessible to everyone at all times has taken place.

Part of the eastern ramp of Sabrina Bridge in Worcester has been raised after a natural ‘low spot’ developed meaning pools of water would gather after rainfall.

As part of the works Worcestershire County Council reinstated the footway back to the correct grade which will enable everyone to have access across the ramp.

Coun Mike Rouse, cabinet member for Highways and Transport said: “The flooding on the ramp has repeatedly been a problem recently and we are keen to ensure Sabrina Bridge is as accessible as possible before the onset of winter.

“The footbridge is incredibly well used, providing a link between the city centre to businesses, amenities, and university buildings on the west side of the river.

“The bridge is an essential part of our walking and cycling network and we believe that maintaining the bridge will benefit all who use it and ensure that it has a long future ahead of it.”

Sabrina Bridge was first opened in 1992.

A major refurbishment was completed in March 2021 including the replacement of the bridge steelwork, a brand-new composite bridge deck, a complete repaint, and the introduction of dampers to reduce bridge movement.

In 2022, the bridge won a top civil engineering award for improvements made as part of its major refurbishment.


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