New bridge route must not be a ‘rat-run’

Just taken my first cycle trip across Bath’s new Destructor Bridge – down at the Crest Nicholson Riverside development. It’s my understanding motorists had a taster last week-end when police asked for the route through from the Upper Bristol Road to the Lower to be opened to relieve congestion. It has been firmly closed again […]

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A bridge with history.

Four years ago contractors began dismantling the old Destructor Bridge across the River Avon. It would be making way for a new – coathanger-styled – connecting bridge to allow traffic in and out of the new Bath Riverside development being constructed by Crest Nicholson.   The old iron truss bridge dated back to the 1870’s […]

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Partial opening for new bridge.

Bath’s new Destructor Bridge – linking the Crest Nicholson residential development of Bath Riverside with the Upper Bristol Road – has now opened to cyclists and pedestrians. However, l have a feeling motorists are going to have to wait for some time before they can fully use this replacement crossing as the Western Riverside bank […]

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Destructor bridge gets kerb appeal

Kerbstones, lamp-posts and bus stops going in to line the new approach road currently being laid out to connect the newly-positioned, prefabricated Destructor Bridge with the Bath Riverside development alongside.   This new River Avon crossing will link the Crest Nicholson residential development on Bath’s old industrial lands with the Upper Bristol Road.   An […]

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Bridge access, bikes and buddleia.

Well the good news is that the new Destructor bridge – linking Western Riverside with the Upper Bristol Road – has now been lowered into place and is being secured. The towpath beneath its span has also reopened. This comes after a delay in finally being able to roll out the prefabricated structure across the […]

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New Destructor bridge still not completely ‘docked’.

My thanks to Chris Rogers for two lovely shots of the new Destructor Bridge which finally spans the River Avon down at Western Riverside, as part of the new Crest Nicholson Development. The new structure will link the site with Upper Bristol Road – providing access for cars, cyclists, and pedestrians. There were problems pushing […]

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New date sought for bridge push.

  Got an update on when contractors might make a second attempt to push out the new prefabricated single-span bridge – built to replace the old Destructor – across the River Avon at Bath Riverside. Crest Nicholson have issued the following statement:  “Our contractors Britannia Construction are currently awaiting approval from Bath and North East […]

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Second bridge roll-out attempt May 5 & 6?

  Looks like it won’t be until after May Day before contractors have another go at rolling out the new single-span bridge that has been designed and constructed to replace the old Destructor across the River Avon. This new connection between the on-going Crest Nicholson residential development at Bath Riverside and the rest of the city hit […]

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New bridge slide-out starts today!!

The new prefabricated crossing – to replace the old Destructor bridge across the River Avon at Bath’s Western Riverside – is due to be moved into place between Monday 18th April and Wednesday 20th April 2016 (inclusive). As part of the regeneration of Bath Riverside, the new bridge has – according to the Bath Riverside Community Facebook page – […]

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