Repairs start on Berwick Old Bridge

Work has started on repairs to a damaged section of Berwick's Old Bridge.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 8:15 am
Repair work being carried out on the Old Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

The project, co-ordinated by Northumberland County Council, is expected to be completed within three weeks.

Earlier this week, a scaffold access platform was installed – with a safety crew on standby – so repairs could be done.

Repair work being carried out on the Old Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

An emergency inspection had to be carried out in November after a small section of Pier 8 fell into the River Tweed, although assurances were given by the council that there is no safety risk.

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The road is closed to vehicles while repairs are undertaken but there will still be to access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Repair work being carried out on the Old Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman