National Highways installs new footbridge on A5

A new 98 feet-long bridge has been installed on the A5 north of Coventry.

The bridge at Atherstone was lifted into place yesterday (Sunday 12 June), meaning the road was shut.

National Highways told the Coventry Telegraph that the new, wider bridge accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists more easily and safely and the new ramps are far less steep and more accessible. Once the new bridge is in place, the demolition of the old bridge is set to follow next week.

Highways England project manager Dave Lynch previously told the paper, “It’s important pedestrians and cyclists are able to cross our roads safely. We are replacing the existing bridge with a new one that is more accessible, meets the current standards and will reduce the need for extensive maintenance to be carried out on the bridge for many years.”

(Picture – National Highways Twitter)

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