30/06/2018 - Permalink

Safety precautions taken place at base of footbridge in Shrewsbury

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

A compound has been erected around the base of a footbridge between the Riverside and the Charles Darwin Centre, due to reports of cracks and rusting masonry beneath it.

The area around the base of the footbridge has been closed off a as a precautionary safety measure, whilst further investigations take place.

Shropshire Council’s Building Control team have been on site today to do an initial inspection, after a member of the public had raised concerns on Facebook.

The site is safe structurally, but as there is some loose masonry it was decided to build a compound around it so that a full engineering inspection can be carried out on Monday.

Car parking has been restricted in higher risk areas.