River Avon, Bath - Destructor Bridge 202 Replacement.

Detail

From Date: 18/07/2016 16:00

To Date: 19/07/2016 08:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 7, Bath Bottom Lock

Ends at: Lock 6, Weston Lock

Updates

18/07/2016 10:34

The Destructor Bridge launch is now programmed from the 18th July and will be carried out over two evenings. To facilitate this the River will be closed between Bath Bottom Lock, (Lock 7) and Weston Lock (Lock 6) during the following times:

Closed 18th July 1600 – 0800

Closed 19th July 1600 – 0800

18/07/2016 09:18

The Destructor Bridge launch is now programmed from the 18th July and will be carried out over two evenings. To facilitate this the River will be closed between Bath Bottom Lock, (Lock 7) and Weston Lock (Lock 6) during the following times:

Closed 18th July 1600 – 0800

Closed 19th July 1600 – 0800

12/07/2016 11:36

The Destructor Bridge launch is now programmed from the 18th July and will be carried out over two evenings. To facilitate this the River will be closed between Bath Bottom Lock, (Lock 7) and Weston Lock (Lock 6) during the following times:

 Closed 18th July 1600 – 0800

Closed 19th July 1600 – 0800

14/06/2016 12:27

No new update yet, so location has been opened to navigation

09/06/2016 11:24

Update on Destructor Bridge from Britannia Construction

Due to further technical issues, the planned evening closures for 9th, 10, and 11th June, on the River Avon will not be taking place and the bridge will not be launched.

The Contractor is currently working to resolve the problems and an update will be issued when this has been resolved and revised stoppage dates agreed.

25/05/2016 11:40

Update on Destructor Bridge from Britannia Construction

The installation of the Destructor Bridge, planned for April, was unsuccessful. This was due to technical difficulties during the launching phase. Since April the Contractor has been looking into the problems encountered, and they are now are confident a solution has been found.

The launch is now programmed from the 9th June and will be carried out over two evenings. To facilitate this the River will be closed between Bath Bottom Lock, (Lock 7) and Weston Lock (Lock 6) during the following times:

 Closed 9th June 1600 – 0800

Closed 10th June 1600 – 0800

Closed 11th June from 2100 – 0800hrs.

18/04/2016 17:01

This is a reminder to inform boaters works will be commencing tonight on the Destructor Bridge (Bridge 202) replacement tonight on the River Avon. The River will be closed between Lock 7 Bath Bottom Lock and Lock 6 Weston Lock during the following times:

18th April 1700-0800

19th April 1700-0800

20th April 1700-0800

15/03/2016 16:54

Destructor Bridge Replacement

As part of the regeneration of Bath Riverside, Destructor Bridge is being replaced with a new bridge designed to accommodate cycles, pedestrians and motor vehicles. Some local amenities will be affected due to these works which commenced in April 2015.

 River Avon Towpath

The NCN4 route has a closure applied from 20/4/15 for up to 6 months along the River Avon towpath between Windsor Bridge and Victoria Bridge. For periods within this closure the towpath will be closed and diverted for safety reason as critical elements of the bridge works progress. This is to allow demolition of the existing structure and construction of replacement bridge. A clearly signed diversion is in place directing users via Upper Bristol Road. Whenever practical and safe to do so, the towpath will reopen at times during this 6 month period.  This will be signposted weekly and can be followed @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.

 Bath Recycling Centre

As a result of the works to replace Bath’s Destructor Bridge there will be works affecting Midland Road off the A4 Upper Bristol Road from 7th May 2015 for approximately 8 weeks.  This will include lane restrictions which may lead to congestion around the Bath Recycling Centre. Amended operating times may be necessary for this period. Follow @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.

You may wish to consider using the Council’s other Recycling Centres in Radstock and Keynsham during this period. Visit the Bath & North East Somerset Council website for more details http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/recycling-centres-0

River Avon

The launching of the new Destructor Bridge will take place from the 18th April 2016. In order to facilitate the works the navigation between Bath Bottom Lock, Lock 7 and Weston Lock 6 will be closed and both locks locked off, during the following times.

18th April 1700-0800

19th April 1700-0800

20th April 1700-0800

Floats demarcating closure will be deployed under Victoria Bridge (Br. 201) and Winsor Bridge (Br. 203).

Please note, if you are on the River during the times listed above you will not be able to gain access to the Canal and the customer facilities using your boat.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be some possible slippage to the timings above, however every effort will be made to re-open the River promptly each day. For more information:

Follow @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk

Description

Destructor Bridge Replacement

As part of the regeneration of Bath Riverside, Destructor Bridge is being replaced with a new bridge designed to accommodate cycles, pedestrians and motor vehicles. Some local amenities will be affected due to these works which commenced in April 2015.

 River Avon Towpath

The NCN4 route has a closure applied from 20/4/15 for up to 6 months along the River Avon towpath between Windsor Bridge and Victoria Bridge. For periods within this closure the towpath will be closed and diverted for safety reason as critical elements of the bridge works progress. This is to allow demolition of the existing structure and construction of replacement bridge. A clearly signed diversion is in place directing users via Upper Bristol Road. Whenever practical and safe to do so, the towpath will reopen at times during this 6 month period.  This will be signposted weekly and can be followed @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.

 Bath Recycling Centre

As a result of the works to replace Bath’s Destructor Bridge there will be works affecting Midland Road off the A4 Upper Bristol Road from 7th May 2015 for approximately 8 weeks.  This will include lane restrictions which may lead to congestion around the Bath Recycling Centre. Amended operating times may be necessary for this period. Follow @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.

You may wish to consider using the Council’s other Recycling Centres in Radstock and Keynsham during this period. Visit the Bath & North East Somerset Council website for more details http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/recycling-centres-0

 River Avon

The River Avon will be temporarily closed to boat traffic from 0800hrs on Tuesday 21st April until 0800hrs on Thursday 23rd April. A further closure will be necessary during the installation of the new bridge in early 2016. Follow @destructorbrdg on Twitter, email info@destructorbridge.co.uk or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.