Wroxham Bridge Repairs

Norfolk County Council has advised that work is set to start on Sunday 17th March to repair a brickwork wall which has been damaged and to carry out maintenance on a steel deck plate on Wroxham Bridge. The work is expected to take three weeks to complete. To allow these vital repairs to be carried out safely it will be necessary to close one lane of the A1151 Norwich Road over the bridge until work is complete. Temporary traffic lights will be used to control traffic and these will be manually controlled during peak times to allow traffic to flow as smoothly as possible.

A low brickwork wall on the north west approach to Wroxham Bridge has been struck several times by vehicles and the resulting damage has prompted the need for repair work to ensure public safety is not compromised. The wall will be repaired and strengthened and also raised in height to increase the protection provided. Other minor adjustments will also be made to the approach fencing. Urgent repairs are also needed on a metal deck plate on the main river bridge which has cracked. The plate will be re-welded at the same time as the wall repairs.

To minimise disruption the work has been programmed before the busy Easter period. The wall and bridge work will be carried out at the same time using additional labour, extended working hours and weekend working, all of which have been planned to make sure the scheme is completed as swiftly as possible.

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5 Responses to Wroxham Bridge Repairs

  1. Bartlett says:

    It’s time to reconsider the byepass

  2. Maureen Smelt says:

    Passing over Wroxham bridge today at approx 2pm we saw two workmen lounging on chairs and no visible work being carried out, queue were horrendous. I hope work is being supervised to ensure a speedy repair.

    • Hoveton PC says:

      Thanks for your comment, Maureen. I’ve been in touch with Norfolk County Council today regarding the works on Wroxham Bridge. They have advised that the majority of the works to the bridge are being done out of sight (strengthening the lower section of highway wall in the narrow passageway next to the Liberty restaurant), which is why the works taking place haven’t always been visible. The good news is that the works are currently ahead of schedule and, providing the team don’t encounter any unexpected problems, they are pushing to finish the works ahead of the original estimated completion date. I hope that helps! Parish Clerk

  3. David alderton says:

    What a joke so far. One week on and all they have done is removed some bricks. This is an utter disgrace. The impact it’s having on Wroxham and I drive past several times a day and no work men onsite apart from “2” traffic light workers. When are these contracts always subbed out to large plc’s who don’t care when local companies could do it better and quicker. This needs to be looked into!

    • Hoveton PC says:

      Thanks for your comment, David. I’ve been in touch with Norfolk County Council today regarding the works on Wroxham Bridge. They have advised that the majority of the works to the bridge are being done out of sight (strengthening the lower section of highway wall in the narrow passageway next to the Liberty restaurant), which is why the works taking place haven’t always been visible. The good news is that the works are currently ahead of schedule and, providing the team don’t encounter any unexpected problems, they are pushing to finish the works ahead of the original estimated completion date. I hope that helps! Parish Clerk

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