Temporary three-tonne weight restriction on Shaldon Bridge imposed

Published: 25 October 2018

The restriction, which is effective immediately, follows defects being discovered by engineers during a recent inspection.

 

Shaldon Bridge’s original construction drawings show that the bridge’s piers are each made up of four concrete piles, which are encased in steel and concrete.

However, the inspection unexpectedly revealed that one of the piles inside a pier was made from timber instead of concrete, which has started to deteriorate.

 

Click here to read the Devon County Council Press Release