Bridge demolition work begins on Link Road

Credit: Ady KerryTHE demolition of Ninfield Road Bridge has begun as the construction of the new Bexhill to Hastings Link Road continues.

The existing bridge is too low and narrow to allow traffic on the new link road to pass underneath it. The new structure will be a single span bridge keeping the existing brickwork retaining walls.

Work to install the foundation piles for the replacement bridge has recently been completed. Services, including electricity and phone lines, have been moved to a temporary bridge structure.

Bob Pape, the project manager for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road said: “The controlled demolition of this structure is an important milestone for the project and I would like to thank road users and residents for their patience while this important work is carried out.”

Traffic has been diverted off the old bridge and is using the new section of road between the junction with Belle Hill (A259) and London Road (A269).

Traffic will revert back onto London Road and the new Ninfield Road Bridge as soon as the replacement bridge construction is complete.