North East Wales

Two bridges in north Wales reopen after repairs

Foryd Road Bridge in Rhyl, Denbighshire
Image caption Work has been completed on time on Foryd road bridge at Rhyl, despite the weather conditions

A busy Denbighshire road bridge has reopened after a £500,000 upgrade.

The repairs have been completed on time on the A548 Foryd Road Bridge at Rhyl, despite the wintry weather.

Further work is necessary but is not expected to cause disruption.

A historic bridge linking Cilcain and Pantymwyn, near Mold, Flintshire, was also reopened after being widened to accommodate emergency vehicles and a footpath.

The A548 Foryd Road Bridge at Rhyl was lifted by hydraulic jacks to allow the replacement of bridge support bearings, and above deck, a membrane was applied to prevent water damage to the supports.

"Further work to the bridge will be needed in the future," said Sharon Frobisher, the council's lead member for environment.

Image caption The reopened Cilcain bridge has a wider carriageway for emergency vehicles and a footpath

"But we expect that much of this can be carried out without disruption to traffic."

The bridge linking Cilcain and Pantymwyn was reopened by Flintshire council leader Owen Thomas.

In recent years the bridge has seen significant repairs and additional works to deal with the increased traffic.

The new bridge has a marginally wider carriageway to accommodate emergency vehicles and a footpath.

It also includes bollards on either side to deter wide vehicles attempting to force their way over the bridge.

Coun Thomas said: "Much care has been made to ensure the new bridge still retains as much of its original appearance, materials and features as possible while accommodating both the needs of our communities and the road user."

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