Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Council Invests £900,000 In Riverbridge Refurbishment Work

The County Council is about to invest £900,000 improving bridges in Cambridge extensively used by cyclists and pedestrians.

The steel structure of the four bridges at Sheep’s Green, Jesus Green, Green Dragon and Fort St George, will be stripped back to bare metal repaired and repainted and any other necessary maintenance and repairs carried out at the same time.

The work will be the first on the protective paint coatings and steel structures for more than 20 years and will repair and replace areas which have corroded and degraded over the last two decades.

Each of the bridges will be closed for around eight weeks while the work is carried out, with pedestrians and cyclists directed to alternative river crossings nearby.

Work will start at Sheep’s Green on November 11; followed by the closure of both crossings at Jesus Green and Green Dragon from January 6, with the work on the bridge at Fort St George scheduled for autumn 2014.