The transport team at Bristol City Council have informed FrANC that Vauxhall Bridge will close for essential and urgent repairs with effect from 2nd October. The £3 million restoration project at Vauxhall Bridge is expected to take up to two years and the bridge will remain closed throughout.
With Gaol Ferry Bridge restored and reopened, we now need to carry out essential and urgent repairs to Vauxhall Bridge to make sure it is safe and can remain open for many years to come. This is the next part of our £16 million repair programme for bridges along the New Cut of the River Avon.
Vauxhall Bridge is a Grade II listed footbridge connecting Cumberland Road and Coronation Road, between Southville and Spike Island. Work to secure the long-term future of the bridge will include removing the surface, repairing the structure and replacing some cross beams, as well as masonry repairs and repainting the bridge.
The £3 million restoration project at Vauxhall Bridge is expected to take up to two years and the bridge will remain closed throughout. The length of the repairs will depend on the condition of the bridge upon further detailed inspection, which is only possible when the full structure can be accessed once the bridge is closed. Diversion routes will be signposted, directing pedestrians and cyclists via either Gaol Ferry Bridge or Ashton Avenue Bridge. There will be no access between the Chocolate Path and Vauxhall Bridge throughout these works. The Chocolate Path will be open throughout the Vauxhall Bridge works.
For more information, the diversion routes, and updates on the project, please go to www.bristol.gov.uk/newcutbridges.
As well as keeping this web page up to date, we will display signage at the bridge and release updates through our social media channels and the local media.
We would like to thank you for your patience in advance of starting these essential repairs and apologise for any inconvenience.