Bridge works!

Things continue to go well as far as making ready the space ‘vacated’ by the old Destructor Bridge for a new cycle and pedestrian carrying link across the River Avon to Crest Nicholson’s Western Riverside residential development.

The new bridge that will replace the old Destructor!

The new bridge that will replace the old Destructor!

The new bridge – due to be open by the summer of 2016 – will be a steel, single-arched bridge carrying two-way traffic.

It will have a broad footpath on one side and a shared cycle and pedestrian path on the other. It will be capable of taking buses too.

The Virtual Museum hopes to find out more early next week but in the meantime has been sent a video presentation which gives some idea of the work in progress and includes some evidence of former activities on the site.

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The video is the work of a Bath-based creative agency called the Sunflower Newsroom –www.sunflowernewsroom.com – who have kindly sent me another couple of video pieces which may be of interest. The first involves the very complicated dismantling of the old Destructor Bridge. The second deals were preparing the two river banks to take the foundations on which the new bridge will rest. Hope you enjoy them.

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