Delayed work on Hagg Bridge set to continue into March: Find out the reason why here

Following the delayed reopening of Hagg Bridge on the B1228 between Sutton Upon Derwent and Melbourne after repairs, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued an update about the proposed reopening date for the bridge.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 3:12 pm
Work on hagg Bridge is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, March 11.

The concrete supplied and placed by the contractor was found to be defective in strength and durability.

A comprehensive survey was carried out on the concrete to establish its engineering properties and to enable the contractor to propose a plan to resolve the situation.

A plan has now been accepted by the council, which includes the application of a protective coating to the defective concrete that will increase its durability to acceptable levels.

The contractor is presently progressing this work and its programme is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, March 11.

The work on the bridge involves the construction of a concrete slab across the bridge to strengthen the structure, which goes over the Pocklington Canal and The Beck.

Due to the narrow road at this site, new permanent traffic lights will also be installed on either side to allow traffic to cross over the bridge from one direction at a time.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for the disruption and inconvenience caused by this lengthy delay to the completion of this project, and the continued road closure.

“Our contractors will make every effort to complete the work required by March 11, but poor weather conditions or any difficulty in the supply of the necessary materials because of COVID-19 could have an impact on the completion date.”