Shropshire Council

Welsh Bridge, Shrewsbury

This information is correct at the time of publishing but could be subject to change either due to circumstances beyond our control, or should other works come in that make it more efficient and less disruptive to reschedule

Closure details

  • Starts: 1 December 2019
  • Ends: 2 December 2019
  • Running: Night-time
  • Central Shropshire

Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury will be closed for repair from 8pm on Sunday 1 December 2019 until 4am on Monday 2 December 2019.

The repair will involve works to a dislodged section of the upstream left parapet, and some general vegetation removal will also be undertaken at the same time.

The bridge carries the A458 over the River Severn, Shrewsbury.

The bridge must be closed to traffic while repairs are being undertaken, as the road is too narrow to for the work to be carried out safely with the bridge open to traffic.

During the road closure, traffic will be diverted via the B4386, B4380, A5191, A5112 and A458/A5191, with reverse diversion via A5191, A459, A5112, B4380 and B4386.

Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available at the bridge throughout the works.

Take a look at the closure and diversion route.