Norwich drivers warned over Carrow Bridge closure
Drivers have been warned that the Carrow Road lifting river bridge will be closed to road traffic over the first weekend in September.
The bridge, close to Norwich City Football Club's stadium, will also be closed overnight for a further four nights.
The closure is to allow shot blasting and painting of the 'toe end' of the bridge deck, which has to be lifted for this to take place.
The bridge will therefore be closed to all road traffic from 6am on Saturday, September 3 until Monday, September 5, and then the following four nights from 10pm to 6am to complete the painting.
These closures take place during maintenance work on the bridge that will altogether last for 15 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, August 30.
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The existing paintwork and any rust will then be removed by shot blasting, which is noisy and will only be carried out between 8am and 6pm to minimise the impact on nearby families. This is expected to last for up to four weeks.
The upstream footway across the bridge will be closed for the duration of the works; however, the downstream footway and steps to the mooring area will remain open.
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The scaffolding will restrict the headroom for river traffic to about three metres, with a mooring area provided for vessels that cannot pass.
Riverside Walk and cycleway will be closed for the duration of the work, but the closure of the bridge itself has been timed to avoid Norwich City home matches.