Tag Archives: bridge

Key milestone as new bridge beams lifted into place

A multi-million pound project to build a much-needed link road in Bridgwater reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 52-metre steel bridge. The Somerset Bridge will carry the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road over the River Parrett and will be the longest single-span bridge in Somerset – […]

Bridge strengthening work continues

One of the roads into Baltonsborough remains closed for essential repairs to the Mill Bridge (known locally as Nogger’s Bridge) A scheme to reinforce the bridge to bring it up to modern strength requirements began in April and was due to finish last week. However, once work began it became clear that the deck of […]

Road reopens as bridge work nears completion

A key road in Taunton reopened last night (Tuesday) as work to build a new road bridge nears completion. Station Road has been closed while Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion works on the new Kingston Loop Bridge as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Carillion has informed the Council that it is […]

Bridging the gap at Beer Wall

A Somerset County Council-led flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels reached a major milestone today with the installation of a 60-tonne bridge. Over the course of around three hours this morning, the 16m temporary bridge was lowered into place on the A372, spanning a gap that has been cut into the road at Beer […]

Work underway on new bridge at Firepool in Taunton

Work to build a new 110-metre bridge over the River Tone and Canal in Taunton is continuing this week. The bridge at Firepool is the latest phase of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) scheme, a £22 million project led by Somerset County Council to provide a link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road. It […]

Road through Long Load remains closed

Somerset County Council would like to remind drivers that the road through Long Load remains closed due to flooding. It was announced yesterday that the bridge in the village had been given the all clear after an inspection by military divers. However, although the bridge is clear to reopen, the road remains submerged under 900mm […]

All clear for flooded road bridge

Residents in a Somerset community will be celebrating the news that a road bridge closed due to flooding is set to be reopened after military divers gave the all clear. Long Load bridge was closed after a Police officer standing on the bridge reported safety concerns. The road leading to the bridge is also flooded […]