As part of the regeneration of Bath Riverside, the Destructor Bridge is being replaced with a new bridge designed to accommodate cycles, pedestrians, buses and vehicles for Bath Riverside residents. Some local amenities are affected by these works which commenced in April 2015.
The new bridge will be moved into place between Monday 18th April and Wednesday 20th April 2016 (inclusive). This work will necessitate the temporary closure of the river and towpath as well as Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Recycling Centre on Upper Bristol Road.
River Avon Towpath
During the works to replace Bath’s Destructor Bridge, the National Cycle Network (NCN4 route) has been closed when necessary along the River Avon towpath between Windsor Bridge and Victoria Bridge. During the work to move the new bridge into place the towpath will remain closed. A clearly signed diversion is in place directing users via Upper Bristol Road. It is anticipated the towpath will be reopened to the public in early May 2016. Regular updates will be posted on Twitter @destructorbrdg / @bwrnews andwww.bathwesternriverside.co.uk
Bath Recycling Centre
As a result of the works to replace Bath’s Destructor Bridge it will be necessary to close the Recycling Centre on Upper Bristol Road on Tuesday 19th April and Wednesday 20th April 2016. Follow @destructorbrdg / @bwrnews on Twitter, email email@example.com visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information.
The Council’s other Recycling Centres in Radstock and Keynsham will be open as usual during these two days should you wish to use them. Visit the Bath and North East Somerset Council website for more details including opening times http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/recycling-centres-0
The River Avon will be closed to all river traffic between Bath Bottom Lock and Weston Lock during the following times
17:00 hrs on Monday 18th April until 08:00 hrs on Tuesday 19th April
17:00 hrs on Tuesday 19th April until 08:00 hrs on Wednesday 20th April
17:00 hrs on Wednesday 20th April until 08:00 hrs on Thursday 21st April
These closures are necessary to allow the new Destructor Bridge to be safely moved into position. Follow @destructorbrdg / @bwrnews on Twitter, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bathwesternriverside.co.uk for more information. You can also contact the Canals and Rivers Trust via their website https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-regions/kennet-and-avon-waterways