Posted: Wed 3rd Feb 2016

Work starts on Conwy Bridge refurbishment /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016

This week sees the start of activity with the contractor on site, deliveries of scaffolding, setting up the compounds, and finalising the programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Opened to traffic in 1958, Conwy Bridge carries the A547 over the River Conwy and the latest structural principal inspection has highlighted the need to carry out major refurbishment works This will involve addressing corrosion on some of the structural parts and a complete repaint of the bridge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The project is scheduled to last 20 weeks in total with the majority of the work taking place beneath or to the side of the road structure. Whilst working to avoid a clash with the ongoing A55 tunnel repairs, upon occasion it will be necessary to temporarily close one lane on the bridge to facilitate the refurbishment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Scaffolding and site office accommodation deliveries are due to start later this week.
  • The work on Conwy Bridge is expected to take about 20 weeks.
  • Long term lane closures are not planned as part of the project.
  • The Project Manager is liaising with National Trust, CADW, Natural Resources Wales, Conwy Chamber of Commerce and Town Council.
  • The Trunk Road Agency have been informed and if a short term closure is required work will be co-ordinated with the A55 tunnel work.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption in the town. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you have any questions about the Conwy Bridge Project phone 01492 575337 or via email ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work is funded via the Welsh Government’s Local Government Borrowing Initiative (LGBI) and Conwy Council’s capital allocations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Conwy Bridge ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The bridge is a single span steel arch of 310 feet having four spandrel braced ribs of box section top and bottom chords with the semi-circular masonry faced bastions at each abutment. A P2 parapet is installed along the edge of the footway on the eastbound carriageway running towards Llandudno Junction. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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