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Lady Bay Bridge closure: Cyclists and pedestrians can cross bridge – closed to road traffic

Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that foot and cycle traffic can still use the crossing.

Lady Bay Bridge closure

Why is the bridge closed?

Lady Bay Bridge is currently closed to traffic after a lorry struck the brick parapet on Monday 4 July. Several metres of the brick structure have been destroyed and so there is currently a gap in the bridge and the safety barrier.

Why can’t you open the bridge?

We cannot open the bridge at this present time due to safety reasons. The collision has damaged the structure and so it is unsafe for vehicles to cross the bridge until the gap is repaired.

What works are currently happening?

We are working closely with Nottingham City Council to get the bridge reopen. Teams from Via East Midlands are currently working on the complex clean up operation and a structural assessment has been made now that police teams have left the scene. Once works to clear the area are complete, design works will then take place focusing on the permanent repair of the bridge.

In the short term, temporary concrete barriers will be installed so that the bridge can reopen in one direction.

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When will the bridge reopen?

The bridge will be closed into the week commencing 11 July. We are currently sourcing heavy duty concrete barriers which will sit in the carriageway and ensure it is safe for us to open the bridge in one direction.

The full reopening cannot happen until the permanent repairs have been made and we anticipate that this will take a number of weeks.

What does the closure mean for my journey?

Lady Bay Bridge is a key route into and out of Nottingham City and so the closure is likely to have an impact on surrounding routes.

Motorists should use either Trent Bridge, Clifton Bridge or Gunthorpe Bridge as an alternative route.

Can I walk and cycle over the bridge?

Yes, the cycle and footway on Lady Bay Bridge is still open and is safe to use. We ask that cyclists and pedestrians refrain from trying to cross on the road while it is closed.

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