REDDITCH motorists will be delighted to hear that Bidford-on-Avon’s historic bridge will re-open this afternoon (Tuesday) after being closed for almost five months.
The B4085 Honeybourne Road and Bidford River Bridge crossing will be back open to motorists following an accident where a crop-sprayer collided with one of its walls, knocking piles of bricks into the River Avon.
Pedestrians are urged to be aware of vehicles travelling over the bridge and the phased traffic lights as the bridge resorts back to its former arrangements for crossing.
A delighted motorist said: “It’s great that the bridge is finally re-opening. The diversion added around 30 minutes to my driving time everyday so I’ll be able to get home a lot quicker now.”
Despite the delight of motorists, due to a delay in manufacturing and delivery of the landing area bollards a further road closure will be required later this month.
As of yet the date is unconfirmed but it is likely to take place from November 18 and 20 between 10am and 3pm each day.
The diversion route via Welford on Avon and Barton will be reinstated during these times.