Old Bassaleg Bridge reopened to pedestrians

Posted on Wednesday 19th January 2022

Newport City Council has reopened Old Bassaleg Bridge to pedestrians only following the completion of the first phase of emergency repairs.

Repairs include the stabilisation of the bridge pier, and all cracks and voids on the main supporting pier have been filled.

Assessments have confirmed the bridge is not at risk of imminent collapse, and that it is safe to reopen it to pedestrians.

Further work and testing is needed for us to reopen the bridge safely to vehicles. This will include the lifting of the complete structure and replacement of bearings on the west abutment.

We are currently working with residents in Forge Mews to put in place a temporary parking solution which will enable us to remove the temporary traffic management measures currently in place on the A467.

We will provide further updates and timescales in due course once this has been agreed.

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