The new bridge is complete and is on site ready for installation. However, the substructure under the bridge that supports the structure – the bridge abutment, requires some additional engineering work. This will result in a short delay in the new bridge being installed.
We appreciate how inconvenient it is for everyone not having access across the Cut during this time. However, it is essential that the foundation is constructed to the highest standard possible as it has to support the new bridge for its full design life of 120 years. We are awaiting contractors to update the programme of works but it seems likely that it may now be August before the new bridge is opened.