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Rest of Cleveland Street bridge to be demolished following collapse

The footbridge over Cleveland Street, Doncaster collapsed after a truck knocked it over with it's lifting arm. Picture: Andrew Roe

The footbridge over Cleveland Street, Doncaster collapsed after a truck knocked it over with it's lifting arm. Picture: Andrew Roe

 

Doncaster motorists can expect more traffic chaos this weekend as the council closes a busy town centre road to deal with the demolition of the Cleveland Street bridge.

Cleveland Street will be closed to outbound traffic today from 8am to 8pm, or until completion, with a signed diversion route in place, as Doncaster Council completes the demolition of a footbridge, which was damaged having being hit by a crane on a lorry.

Various equipment will be used to do the work – including a large mobile crane, excavators and braking equipment, and the council has warned the work may be noisy at times.

Pedestrian access to the highway side of Rossington House will also be restricted.

Gill Gillies, Doncaster Council’s Assistant Director of Regeneration and Environment, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work but we do need to take action to make the area safe”.

The local authority has written to residents in the immediate area to inform them of the work planned.

A spokesperson from First confirmed that due to the road closure they would be using a diversion to Sidings roundabout then head onto Balby road onto normal route for their 15 and 16 bus services.

Check www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk later today for more information and a video of the demolition.

Motorists experienced significant delays on Tuesday following a 13 hour operation to clear away the debris from the collapse, which occurred at around 11am that morning.

 

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