Work is starting this week on the first major refurbishment of Sabrina Bridge in 28 years. The work, which is being carried out by Worcestershire County Council, involves various phases including removal of the main span for refurbishment. It will be put back into place later this year.
This refurbishment of the cable-stayed footbridge is a part of the Council’s infrastructure programme, which is receiving more investment than it has in 50 years. The programme could also see a new pedestrian and cycle bridge - Kepax Bridge - build across the River Severn in Worcester.
Both bridges aim to enhance links along the riverside, so users could complete a ’figure of 8’ circuit using the proposed Kepax Walking & Cycling Bridge, the newly refurbished Sabrina Bridge and Diglis Bridge.
Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: “It’s great that we’re now ready to start on the major refurbishment of this well used city bridge. There will be some inconvenience during the period that the main span of the bridge is removed, but we have liaised with the university, racecourse and rowing clubs amongst many others to ensure this causes as little disruption as possible.”