Linton Bridge has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles since 27 December 2015 due to flood damage. It is expected to remain closed for several months.
One of the piers (bridge supports) in the river has settled, causing the arches to crack the carriageway and parapets to settle.
Leeds City Council is working with BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald Joint Venture Ltd (BMM JV Ltd) to investigate the flood damage, protect the structure from further damage, and design the repairs.
Work will commence next week (22nd February) to undertake some repair work to the foundation of the south pier. This will start with construction of a haul road in the field adjacent to the bridge to facilitate access to the river. A platform will then be constructed in the river to permit the use of construction plant in the river. The repairs will include stabilisation of the pier and temporary scour protection to prevent further damage by flood water.
In order to construct the temporary road through the field, all plant and materials will be delivered via Linton Road. The Lady Hastings C of E school is at the west end of this road so all deliveries will be made outside of school arrival and leaving times. We will brief all delivery drivers of the school and request they restrict their speed to 20mph along Linton Road.
This work will be undertaken with the approval of the Environment Agency, with due regard to flood risk. Extra construction plant will be on site so that the river platform can be removed quickly if necessary.
This is the first phase of our stabilisation work and further works, including permanent repairs, are under development.
We will provide further updates when we have an outline way forward for permanently repairing the bridge, expected to be mid-March.
We are continuing work on the feasibility of providing a temporary footbridge.
We understand that the closure is causing inconvenience to road users and pedestrians, and we are exploring all options for arrangements to mitigate for the closure.
Users of public transport may find information at the following websites helpful:
Thank you in anticipation of your patience.
Leeds City Council 0113 222 4407.
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A copy of this note (as released by Leeds City Council) may be viewed here.