Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Ian Bentley
P O Box 8524, Burton on Trent
Staffordshire DE14 9PF

Tel: 07946 328567

Bailey Bridge Update

The Parish Council have been working hard to ensure the safety of Bailey Bridge and road into the Parish is improved along with the visual impact of the area from the A38. Following a site meeting in December 2019 with partner agencies (Derbyshire and Staffordshire County Councils, Hansons, Drakelow and Barton Parish Council) we have also been asking that vegetation is kept cut back, litter picked regularly and hazards removed.

We now have some positive feedback to circulate.

Derbyshire County Council are currently in the process of organising a refurbishment scheme for the bridge and a tidy up of the immediate surrounding area.

The scheme being prepared will involve;

removing all debris and vegetation from the bridge and its abutment bearing shelves and bearings,

cutting back any vegetation overhanging or impeding pedestrian access,

replacing the missing and damaged sections of the width restriction barriers and repainting them,

checking all the transom bolts between the sections of the bailey bridge,

repairing the anti-slip surfacing on the bridge deck,

resurfacing the approaches to both sides of the bridge.

Should any other minor issues be noticed they will also be addressed whilst the contractors are on site with a road closure in place.

If everything goes according to plan this work should all take place during the current financial year, hopefully late January/February 2021, but this is not finalised yet any may be subject to change.

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:38 by Parish Clerk

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