North Kesteven

Six week repairs for 90-year-old bridge

Six weeks of repairs to refurbish a 90-year old bridge near Tattershall will start next month causing disruption to traffic.

Repairs to the concrete structure and carriageway of Chapel Hill Bridge on North Forty Foot Bank near Dogdyke will begin on Monday, June 4.

During the project the bridge will be closed to traffic, although it can still be used by pedestrians and cyclists.

Vehicles will be redirected via a signed diversion route.

Principal Engineer of structures at Lincolnshire County Council Richard Waters said: “The bridge is now almost 90 years old and has suffered a lot of wear and tear over the years,

“It’s lasted all that time without the need for major maintenance, but this work is now necessary to prevent it deteriorating further.

“We’ll be making extensive improvements to both underside and the deck of the bridge, which will keep it in good shape for many years to come.

“There may be some local disruption while the work is carried out, and we would advise people to use alternative routes where possible.”