Behind the scenes look at repairs to Lowestoft’s Bascule Bridge as work continues ahead of schedule | Norfolk Traffic and Motoring News

PUBLISHED: 19:02 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:11 13 February 2018

Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Work is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Maintenance work to Lowestoft’s Bascule Bridge is on schedule to end sooner than anticipated.

Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher

Work to change the lifting mechanisms on the 45-year-old bridge began on January 29, with in a single day closures on week nights from 8pm to 6am anticipated to be in place till February 26.

However a spokesman from Highways England mentioned the work is predicted to end sooner than anticipated, probably by the finish of this week.

The bridge carries round 13,600 automobiles a day over the starting of the A47 via Lowestoft, as the highway continues north into Great Yarmouth and past. The bridge additionally supplies entry to Lowestoft Port, making it a key business spot for the city.

Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher

The spokesman mentioned: “This essential maintenance work will ensure that the bridge remains in serviceable condition to the public and continue to serve the local community for many more years.”

The work is costing £230,000 and signed diversion routes will stay in place till the work is full.

Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
Work is carried out to replace the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherWork is carried out to change the lifting mechanisms of the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher
The control panel to lift the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge.
Picture: Nick ButcherThe management panel to elevate the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher

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