Northumberland bridge repairs nearly finished after £400,000 scheme launched

Work to repair a Northumberland bridge nearing its centenary is almost complete.

Accident damage and exposure to the elements over the last 93 years had taken its toll on the parapets and the council agreed to a £400,000 repair scheme to restore them.

Works got underway in May 2019 and the parapets have been repaired by a contractor who specialises in conservation metal work.

Now, it is just the outside elevations of the bridge to be repaired and the crash barrier repainted.

Coun Stephen Walton, chairman of Felton Parish Council, Coun Trevor Thorne, member for Shilbottle on Northumberland County Council, Coun Hazel Lindley, chairman of Thirston Parish Council and Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment at Northumberland County Council.

Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment at Northumberland County Council, said: “We’re very pleased this work is now nearing completion and I want to thank local communities for their patience and understanding over the past year. It was vital the work was done as it’s a key route connecting communities.”

Coun Trevor Thorne, local member, added: “This work has been warmly welcomed and it should stand the bridge in good stead for many years.”

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