Vicky Bridge re-opens!

Yes, you read it here first, the Victoria Bridge was unofficially reopened to the public this evening at 6.16pm. Pictured here holding back the hordes are Herefordshire Council Officer Martin Jackson, responsible for the work (and celebrating with an ice cream) and Rob Poulton from Consultants Owen Williams. In the background are Contractors vacuuming the bridge (yes, vacuuming). Resplendent in its authentic cream paintwork (the bollard is to be repainted as well) and with a new timber deck the bridge looks fantastic. There are still bits to finish but the important thing is that we can use it again. Opened well ahead of schedule, our thanks go to all concerned for working so hard to achieve this. Also pictured are the very first people to use the bridge. Don't forget that if you want to find out more about this project and the history of the bridge, go along to the Victoria Footbridge Heritage Open Day this coming Saturday, 9 September at the Castle Green Training Centre, Castle Green, adjacent to the bridge. 10am - 4pm. If you have been affected by the work, are a local resident, a visitor or interested in engineering, history, ecology or environmental management, then come and find out more about Victoria Footbridge and celebrate the refurbishment of one of the city’s most popular landmarks. See our story below for full details.

Posted: Wed - September 6, 2006 at 07:29 PM