JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Coventry Bouncing Bridge To Get Safety Tests
have been called in to check whether a bouncing bridge that
crosses Coventry’s ring road is safe for people to use.
using the bridge that links Bishop Street with Leicester Row have
complained about it moving while the are walking across.
City Council has already got a consultant to carry out
calculations on the bridge’s design.
specialists are now being called in to test the movement to make
sure there is no risk to the public.
means the bridge will be closed for short periods on Tuesday 30
January between 9am and 4pm.
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services) said:
tests mean that one lane of the ring road running underneath the
bridge will have to be closed.
testing that will be carried on Bishop Street footbridge is
simply to ensure that there are no problems with the bridge.
during the testing will be kept to a minimum, as the tests
includes controlled walkovers which should last a couple of
will be on hand to explain to members of the public what is