Heatherslaw bridge plans submitted
PLANS to create a new car park for visitors to Heatherslaw following the closure of the bridge over the River Till to traffic have been lodged.
The bridge, which leads to Heatherslaw Mill and visitor centre, was closed in November because of concerns about corrosion.
Residents told Northumberland County Council they did not want extra passing places introduced on the U1027 to create an alternative access so the authority came up with a proposal to create a car park on the east side of the river near the light railway which was supported by the local community.
The council plans to remove a 10m long section of wall to allow access with two replica pilasters at the entrance.
It is also proposing to address concerns about the slippery state of the bridge for pedestrians.
The existing galvanised steel deck is slippery even when dry. To minimise cost and time on site, it has been decided the best option is to add panels on top of the existing deck. This will be segregated into different coloured lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
It is intended permanent measures to prevent vehicles crossing the bridge will be implemented as part of the works.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 21 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: South east
Temperature: 8 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: West