Kings Bridge to close for refurbishment

Kings Bridge
Kings Bridge

A busy footbridge over the River Great Ouse is to close from tomorrow (29 October) so it can be refurbished.

Kings Bridge which crosses the river from beneath Longholme Way to the Oasis Leisure Pool will be having a complete overhaul.

Bedford Borough Council says the crossing will be closed for six months but a pedestrian diversion route will be in place and clearly signed.

The bridge will have an entire repaint, some steelwork refurbishment, and the replacement of the worn timber deck panels with steel decking and high friction surfacing.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Kings Bridge has been in desperate need of refurbishment, so I’m pleased to announce these works.

“This year has shown how important investment in our walking and cycling infrastructure is, so we want to continue to improve our networks to keep them in good condition for residents of Bedford Borough.”

The completion of the works will take place over the winter and in two halves to reduce the impact on river users.

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