Thursday, January 05, 2012

River Avon in Bath to re-open to boat traffic

The temporary work to make Victoria Bridge (201) in Bath safe is now complete and the the River Avon will be open for through navigation from tomorrow morning (Friday 6 January 2012) — but the towpath will remain closed.

Victoria Bridge, Bath: Picture by Bob Naylor©
Bath and North East Somerset Council have now agreed that a further £548,600 can be spent on making the bridge safe. This will bring the total spent since the problems were first highlighted in October 2010 to £846,810. 

 permanent repair that will enable the bridge to be re-opened to pedestrians and cyclists will cost more than £3 million and is unlikely to be completed before 2013.

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