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Council confirms date for White Bridge (Berw Road Bridge) reopening

Written by on 26th August 2021

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has confirmed a date for the reopening of the White Bridge (Berw Road Bridge) following further progress of works – with the structure set to reopen on the morning of Saturday, September 4. 

Earlier this month, the Council provided an update on the works to reopen this unique listed structure following extensive scour repairs and structural assessments, which confirmed that the bridge is capable of dealing with similar loads to those it carried prior to Storm Dennis (7.5T).

Lighting on the structure is expected to be reinstated on Friday, August 27, with Hammonds (the Council’s contractors for the scheme) attending the site from Tuesday, August 31, to carry out minor outstanding works.

As previously outlined, trial repairs will be carried out on the main structure and this work will help to inform the development of a major repair programme, in conjunction with Cadw, to secure the bridge for the future. The Council anticipates that these major works will require further closures of the structure, which are likely to be in 2022.