Many of the bridges in Blackpool are in a bad state of repair. To ensure that these bridges will remain open to traffic into the future, Blackpool's 10 bridges will be undergoing a massive repair programme over the next 5 years.
Waterloo Road bridge
Work to repair Waterloo Road bridge will start on 3 July 2017.
The bridge needs to be repaired to ensure it stays safe for road users. After completion, the bridge will be much stronger, with a smoother surface for road users.
The work is expected to cost in the region of £300,000 and is part of Blackpool’s £11.3m bridge repair programme. The money is made up of contributions from Blackpool Council, the Department for Transport’s Challenge Fund and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Fund.
The bridge has now reopened both ways to traffic. Work will continue on the pedestrian footway.
We are aware that Harrowside bridge has been deteriorating and recent checks have revealed that steel reinforcements have corroded by 40%.
This means that the bridge needs to be closed immediately for safety reasons whilst we plan the repair work.
We are working closely with Network Rail to undertake repair work and aim for it to begin later this year under the same rail line closure as Squires Gate bridge.
Further updates will be given when available.
See details of road closure and diversion