Sheffield bridge closure

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Work to restore a Sheffield bridge is due to get underway and will take four months.

Walkley Lane Bridge, which crosses the River Loxley at Hillsborough, will undergo strengthening and restoration.

The cast iron bridge was installed in the early 20th century.

It will be closed for eight weeks from 6am on Monday, August 4, as engineers from Streets Ahead remove and replace the deck.

Diversions will be in place via Walkley Lane, Walkley Road and Walkley Bank Road, while access to River Terrace will be via Holme Lane.

The bus and tram gate at Ripley Street will be suspended temporarily to enable easier access to Beechwood and Taplin Road areas.

The work will be finished by November.