Talking West Cheshire

Improvement work for Chester’s Suspension Bridge

6 June 2012

Improvement work on Chester’s Queen’s Park Suspension Bridge begins on 11 June and will last until the autumn.

The steelwork will be cleaned and repainted and new non-slip surfacing panels will be installed on top of the existing wooden planks to improve pedestrian safety during wet and icy weather.

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Community and Environment, said: “The Suspension Bridge is an iconic structure on the Chester waterfront and is well used on a daily basis by residents and visitors to the city.

“The refurbishment work will enhance the appearance of the bridge and allow pedestrians to enjoy the river crossing in safety.”

Handbridge Park Councillor Razia Daniels said: “I am delighted that this work is being carried out and look forward to the contract getting underway.”

Chester Councillor Samantha Dixon said: “This important project will be completed by the autumn, well before the wintry weather sets in.”

Access will also be maintained for residents and businesses along The Groves and Grosvenor Park Terrace.