Great Yarmouth bridge to close every night for eight weeks to allow for ‘essential’ works

Havenbridge House and Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth.Photo: Andy Darnell

Havenbridge House and Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth.Photo: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant © 2011

Great Yarmouth's Haven Bridge will be closed every night for eight weeks as 'essential maintenance' work is carried out.

The bridge will be shut from 7pm to 6am from the beginning of February to allow for the £230,000 worth of work to be carried out.

Throughout this period it will remain open to pedestrians but cars will be diverted via North Quay and Breydon Bridge and Pasteur Road.

Contractors will be replacing an area of timber blocks, which form the running surface on the bridge on the eastern section - which lifts - as well as the supporting timbers.

The deck surface repairs are being carried out under a separate contract to the bridge painting works, which are currently in progress. The painting work is being done from beneath the bridge and is not affecting motorists.

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Both schemes are being managed by Eastport acting on behalf of Norfolk County Council, which owns the bridge.

The work is due to start on, or as soon as possible after, Monday, February 2.

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Haven Bridge was closed to cars for around two hours on December 31 last year. Police directed traffic away from the scene and within minutes long tailbacks formed along the A12.

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