Engineering inspections of the anchorages and carriageway, repairs to lights on the chains and repairs to pot-holes are just a few of the tasks that will be carried out during a two-day off-peak closure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge between Tuesday 14th July and Wednesday 15th July 2020.
To enable these essential works to be carried out, the bridge will be closed to traffic and cyclists for two days, from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day. A diversion route will be signed, using Bridge Valley Road, Brunel Way and A369 Rownham Hill.
Bridge Master, Trish Johnson, said “We are taking advantage of the current lower levels of traffic to carry out our annual inspection. The inspection of the anchorages cannot safely be carried out with traffic as the access points are in the road. We will also be using the time to inspect the carriageway and carry out repairs to a few potholes and to the lights on the chains.
“During these bridge closures pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge, using the one way circulatory system but cycling will be prohibited. Cyclists may dismount and walk across the bridge, but due to the narrow footways, cyclists are requested to avoid using the bridge if possible.
“Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust wishes to apologise for the inconvenience which these closures will cause. We hope that by re-opening the road overnight and during the morning and evening busier periods we will minimise the difficulties caused.”