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Bridges: Northwich

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 72588, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the strain on the single-lane bridge crossing the River Weaver at Winnington in Northwich; and whether his Department has plans for that bridge to be replaced with a new bridge that has greater capacity to accommodate traffic in both directions simultaneously.

Answered on

18 November 2021

The Department provided £780,000 from the Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund to Cheshire West and Chester Council towards maintenance of the Winnington Swing Bridge. It is for the Council to consider and develop improvements to its highway network, including widening or replacing the single-lane bridge crossing the River Weaver at Winnington in Northwich.