Pathway problems for restored Victoria Bridge

The Victoria Suspension Bridge.

Seems the Bristol Evening Post has picked up on a story first carried by the Virtual Museum of Bath a month or so ago.

The Victoria Bridge
The Victoria Bridge

It concerns the flexible treads that have been laid on the walk/cycle way across the newly-restored and historic Victoria Bridge in Bath.

The Virtual Museum had noticed  how sections of the walkway had lifted and now – it seems – B&NES are admitting they are calling in the contractors who carried this multi-million pound refurbishment  to affect repairs.

A spokesman told the Bristol Evening Post  that this would be at ‘no cost to the ratepayer.’

The surface tiles are lifting in places.
The surface tiles are lifting in places.

Bath’s own suspension bridge across the River Avon was built by local engineer James Dredge.

It opened in 1836 to provide transport access to his brewery and currently it has been undergoing a major refurbishment to ensure a safe and sound future.

It was one of the first taper suspension bridges to be built worldwide, and is one of only a handful remaining today.

It was finally reopened at the beginning of this year following a nine-month, £3.4 million refurbishment project designed to make the 180-year-old structure suitable for modern use.