Posted: Wed 22nd Mar 2017

Footbridge Demolition Work To Start

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017

Work starts this week on the demolition of an old footbridge at Lansbury Park, Caerphilly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The structure, which links Lansbury Park to Bedwas Road, will be demolished and replaced with new lengths of footpaths and dropped kerbs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caerphilly County Borough Council consulted residents on the demolition of the bridge after a structural report stated it was in need of considerable repair.
The demolition works are scheduled to start on Tuesday 21st March and will take up to 2 weeks to complete. The section of road between Greenwood Court and Trevelyan Court will be closed for the demolition work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be a diversion to bus route F from Monday 20 March 2017 whilst the road is closed. As a result, after serving Snowden Court, buses on route F will operate via Bedwas Road to Caerphilly Town Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The following bus stops will not be served:- ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Greenwood Court
  • Trevelyan Court
  • Brynau Road (towards Caerphilly)
  • North View Terrace (towards Caerphilly)

After the bridge is removed the footpaths will be constructed taking up to another 4 weeks to complete but the road will be open whilst this work is undertaken. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A spokesman for the council said: “The removal of the bridge will greatly improve the general look of the estate and compliment the exterior works currently in progress to properties across Lansbury Park.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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