Five Turnings Bridge to close for maintenance
Essential maintenance repairs are to be carried out at Five Turnings Bridge – south of Clun – from 29 August to 25 September (2023).
The work will involve removing two trees to the top of the downstream arch, rebuilding the base of the downstream drainage headwall to the left side, rebuilding the downstream right training wall, filling voids to the arch and upstream wing walls, grouting voids behind the abutments, and undertaking infill repairs to the invert.
To facilitate these works, a duct will be installed below the road to provide overpumping for these works and all future works to the structure.
To carry out the work safely it will be necessary to close the bridge to vehicular traffic from 29 to 30 August. Upon completion of the overpumping work and reinstatement of the road, the work will continue under traffic lights.
When the road is closed, traffic will be diverted by a signed diversion route.
Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works except for the period of full closure, and access to frontages will be maintained up to the bridge closure.
Inevitably there will be some disruption during these works, and every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience.
The work will be carried out by Shropshire Council’s term maintenance contractor Kier, with supervision being provided by WSP on behalf of Shropshire Council.