Winsford and Rural East

Talking West Cheshire

Ellesmere Port’s Westminster Bridge undergoing repair work

15 June 2012

Repairs are underway to Westminster Bridge in Ellesmere Port and are expected to be complete by the autumn.

The bridge carries the A5032 Whitby Road over the Ellesmere Port to Frodsham railway line and the existing north pier is in poor condition with cracking and loose concrete.

Whitby Road will remain open at all times throughout the works and so too will both footpaths except when minor maintenance is carried out to the one adjacent to the north supporting wall. That footpath may close for two weeks near the end of the contract period.

Work to the pier involves propping the bridge for safety reasons, breaking out loose concrete and carrying out concrete repairs. The propping will be removed once the repairs to the pier have been completed.

Local Councillor Lynn Clare said: “The repair work has been underway since the end of last month and will be completed in the autumn.

“Westminster Bridge carries a main route into the town and is used by thousands of vehicles a day.

“I am extremely pleased that the work does not involve the closure of the road and footpaths although one of the footpaths will be affected for two weeks as the repair contract draws to a close”.