Blackpool's Harrowside Bridge to re-open

Harrowside Bridge will re-open to traffic at 5pm on Friday after being closed since last July.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 8:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 8:55 pm
Harrowside Bridge

The bridge was shut suddenly for emergency repairs after it was found steel reinforcements had corroded.

The major South Shore route was due to open at the end of March but the date was then brought forward to February 12.

But Blackpool Council deputy leader Coun Gillian Campbell told a meeting of the council last night that the bridge will now re-open on Friday.

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She also revealed Squires Gate Bridge, which has been closed since November 7 last year,will re-open on March 16 instead of March 23.

Coun Campbell said: "We are really pleased Harrowside will be re-opening seven weeks ahead of schedule.

"The businesses have been fantastic and we want to thank them for their support."