Posted: Fri 5th Jul 2024

Four weeks of lane closures as Flintshire Bridge undergoes essential inspection and maintenance

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Starting next week, the A548 Flintshire Bridge will undergo a routine inspection, which will see lane closures over a four-week period.

The inspection work begins on Monday, 8th July, and will be conducted by specialist contractors, with Flintshire County Council simultaneously carrying out essential maintenance to minimise disruption.

The council said in a post on social media :

“The A548 Flintshire Bridge will undergo an essential routine inspection starting next week (Monday 8th July).
Lane closures will be in place for 4 weeks to allow specialist contractors to undertake inspections and the Council will also be carrying out essential maintenance work at the same time to minimise any disruption caused.”

The Flintshire Bridge was officially opened on 6th March 1998, by Queen Elizabeth II.

This iconic asymmetric cable-stayed bridge, known by some locally as the “Bridge to Nowhere,” is a 965 ft long bridge that carries the A548.

It links Flint and Connah’s Quay to the shore north of the River Dee at the southern end of the Wirral Peninsula. It reaches an impressive 387 ft into the air.

The bridge was designed by the Percy Thomas Partnership, an award-winning British architectural practice which designed a number of landmark buildings in the UK, including the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

It was paid for by the Welsh Office, with maintenance costs later picked up by Flintshire County Council.

According to traffic data, the bridge carries around 13,000 vehicles daily.

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