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Further investigative works to take place on Corporation Road Bridge

9:48 am, Friday, 9th July 2021 - 3 years ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are required to carry out further investigative works from Monday 12 July following works last week.

Unfortunately, some of the planned works had to be postponed due to the weather and further works to inspect below the bridge are required in preparation for a second bridge lift attempt.

The first bridge lift attempt took place on Thursday 1 July, but due to rising water levels, an inspection under the bridge could not be carried out to understand why it was not lifting. Engineers inspected all parts above the water and all were working correctly.     

An electrical contractor will be on site from Monday 12 July for three days testing lighting cables and other electrical components on the bridge.

From Wednesday 14 July, for three days, another contractor will be on site inspecting the underside of the bridge. This part of the works will include a specialist contractor abseiling from the side of the bridge for the inspection.

The road will remain open for vehicles during this part of the works with only a daytime footpath closure required on one side of the bridge.

A second bridge lift attempt will be made on Tuesday 20 July. A daytime road closure will be in place between 9:30am and 4pm. The section of Corporation Road affected by the road closure will be between the mini roundabout at the entrance to Alexandra Retail Park and the junction with Victoria Street.

Advanced warning signs and a signed diversion route will be in place. Businesses in the area have been informed.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists will generally be maintained across the bridge, but there will be short periods of time when this is not possible.

North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works but they are essential in the ongoing preparation and detailed design works for the refurbishment planned to start next year.

The Corporation Road Bridge refurbishment is a £4.967m scheme – funded by £2.967m from the Department for Transport, £1.83m set aside by the Council and a further £170,000 from the Local Transport Fund.

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