A 1930s concrete bridge will undergo repairs including replacement of its green and gold steel lighting columns with replicas.

Queens Park Bridge, which crosses the river Roch in Rochdale, north west England, will be repaired and strengthened in works led by Rochdale Council’s chosen contractor, BDB Special Projects, which is based in the town.

The council is investing US$5.1 million in the rehab project. It involves extensive concrete repairs to the deck and replacement of the parapets. The current concrete barriers between the road and pavement are to be replaced with Trief kerbs, which are lighter in weight and more attractive while still protecting pedestrians.

The rehab will start in January and will take a year. The bridge will remain open throughout, apart from a few overnight closures.