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Mytton Bridge closure extended

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Work at Mytton Bridge, which has been closed since 5 May 2015, is expected to take another 10 days to complete.

Essential repairs continue on the bridge, which carries the carries Mytton Lane over the River Perry at Mytton.

Difficult drilling conditions and flooding of the work on 3 June 2015 following heavy rain, have resulted in the completion of the work being delayed.   

Traffic will continue to be diverted via Fitz, and access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available. The road closure and diversion will remain in place until Friday 10 July 2015. 

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:-

“All involved are working to keep disruption to a minimum and to get the road reopened as soon as is possible.” 

The work involves anchoring of the south east wing wall which is leaning heavily, repairs to the south parapet, and repairs to both abutments. These repairs are considered essential to ensure the long term future of the bridge. 

The bridge must be closed to traffic while the work is being carried out as it is too narrow for the work to be carried out safely with the bridge open to traffic.