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Coventry Bouncing Bridge To Get Safety Tests

Engineers have been called in to check whether a bouncing bridge that crosses Coventry’s ring road is safe for people to use.

Pedestrians using the bridge that links Bishop Street with Leicester Row have complained about it moving while the are walking across.

Coventry City Council has already got a consultant to carry out calculations on the bridge’s design.

But specialists are now being called in to test the movement to make sure there is no risk to the public.

It means the bridge will be closed for short periods on Tuesday 30 January between 9am and 4pm.

Cllr John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services) said:

“The testing that will be carried on Bishop Street footbridge is simply to ensure that there are no problems with the bridge.

“Inconvenience during the testing will be kept to a minimum, as the tests includes controlled walkovers which should last a couple of minutes each.

“Staff will be on hand to explain to members of the public what is going on.”

The tests mean that one lane of the ring road running underneath the bridge will have to be closed.
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CWN / Politics / Coventry City Council / 25 Jan 01
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