Bridge Reopens After Flood Defence Works

Teesside’s Transporter Bridge will reopen to traffic on Monday, July 27th 2015, after vital flood defense work was carried out by the Environment Agency.

The bridge was closed to cars and other road vehicles to allow for road raising to take place as part of the Port Clarence flood alleviation scheme.

A 35-meter section of the road on the approach to the bridge, which was a flooding issue, was raised by around half a meter. Other completed work on the Port Clarence scheme includes flood embankments to the east and west of the Wilton site.

The Environment Agency began building defenses at Port Clarence in March, with work expected to be complete in October.

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