This closure will enable work on the bridges hydraulic jacks which help it open and close, for this to happen the bridge must be swung open so engineers can access the parts they need to work on.
The Bridge in Sutton Bridge closes tonight (22/04/21) until Friday morning (23/04/21) at 6 am. Traffic will be diverted on A1101 to Wisbech, over to the A47 and then rejoin the A17, the route is in reverse if you’re travelling in the opposite direction.
Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“After noting the fault with the bridge mechanism, it’s really important that we get it repaired as soon as possible to maintain both the A17 and shipping access on the river.
“We’ve tried to minimise disruption by carrying out the works overnight and allowing pedestrian access for those workers finishing their shifts or heading into work around 10 pm.
“However, I appreciate this will still cause delays for some drivers so thank you for bearing with us.”