This scheme involves construction of a new navigable bridge on a skewed alignment under High Street, Uppermill and restoration of the adjacent Wade Lock 21W.
An initial gas main diversion was made in Summer 1999. The original plan was to build a temporary bailey bridge to enable a large excavation to the base of the original bridge foundations. The contractor has reviewed the construction methods, programme and traffic management arrangements with the intention of minimising disruption during the work. The Bailey bridge will not now be required. If any road closures are required they will be confined to single days with notice being given to local residents and traders.