Gloucestershire

Bigsweir Bridge on the River Wye restoration complete

Bigsweir Bridge
Image caption The 17 tonne weight limit has been reinstated on the Bigsweir Bridge in the Forest of Dean

Work to restore a Grade II listed bridge across the River Wye in Gloucestershire has been completed.

A weight restriction put in place during the repairs to Bigsweir Bridge, on the A466 near St Briavels, has also been lifted.

Gloucestershire Highways have strengthened and repainted the 180-year-old cast iron structure after the work started last November.

They had hoped to finish by March but found more cracks during repainting.

Councillor Will Windsor-Clive, from Gloucestershire County Council, said: "The A466 over the River Wye is a very busy road and it was vital to carry out these works to extend the life of the bridge."

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