Saturday, 21 March 2009

Update on landslip near the Union Chain Bridge

A glimmer of hope shone from the cover of the Berwick Advertiser this week (Thurs 19th March 2009) as it was announced funding has been sought to fix the road just above the Chain Bridge on the English side. The news that Northumberland County Council has approached the Department of Transport for the money to fix the slip is such a relief. The hole that was created and all the debris around it is such a depressing sight, especially when more visitors are out and about and there will be cyclists on the go again soon too. There are workmen surveying the area most days - last week it was a company called 'The Hole Story'... Plus the council kindly changed the signs at the top of the road to say we still exist! Thank you!

It will be great once the hole is fixed as attention can turn back to the bridge, which at the moment is covered in weeds and has worsening rust. Visit it today if you can!