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£40,000 repair work to start on Shimpling Bridge


Work is planned to start on Monday to rebuild an accident damaged parapet wall on Shimpling Bridge.

The work is expected to take up to two weeks, with the C205 Dickleburgh Road, Burston, closed to vehicles until complete.

The repairs involves erecting access scaffolding and rebuilding the missing section of the parapet wall.

The bridge is located approximately 160m west from the junction of Southmill Road and The Street.

The road has to be closed to vehicular traffic due to its narrow width and the need to provide a safe working area.

According to Norfolk County Council, a signed diversion route will be provided via A140, A1066, A1066 Park Road B1077 Denmark Street, B1077 Shelfanger Road, Sunnyside, Heywood Road, Burston Road, Durbridges Hill, Diss Road, Crown Green, Station Road (East to West).

Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained at all times.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while these bridge repair works are being carried out.

The work which will cost an estimated £40,000 and will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s community and environmental services department and their contractors.

As details of the vehicle causing the damage are known, the council will be seeking to recover the repair costs

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