River Wye historic bridges studied for enhancement plan

Three bridges over the River Wye being looked at by engineers Ways to enhance the Lydbrook, Redbrook and Wireworks bridges will be looked at

Related Stories

Three bridges across the River Wye are undergoing "vital" survey work as consideration is given to their future.

The Lydbrook and Redbrook Bridges in the Forest of Dean, and the Wireworks Bridge at Tintern, Wales, are being given thorough examinations by experts.

All three former railway bridges, which span the River Wye, are now used as public footpaths.

The surveys will examine their current condition and offer suggestions about "fulfilling their potential".

Locomotives used the Redbrook and Lydbrook bridges until the early 1960s.

The Wireworks Bridge in Tintern, which closed in the early 20th Century, was used to carry materials between the Lower Wireworks to the Wye Valley Railway.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Gloucestershire

Weather

Gloucester

18 °C 13 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.