Eckington Bridge re-opening date confirmed - The Evesham Observer

Eckington Bridge re-opening date confirmed

Evesham Editorial 20th Aug, 2023   0

ECKINGTON Bridge is expected to reopen on Friday, August 25 following a month of repairs.

The Grade II listed monument over the River Avon closed on July 25 for repairs following a crash last summer which saw the death of Worcester father of six Harry Smith.

Works have involved the rebuilding of the safety barrier on the edge of the bridge.

Divers have retrieved sandstone blocks from the river bed, which are now being replaced.

The bridge’s parapet was damaged during an early hours incident in August 2022 which saw a silver BMW and a red Vauxhall Astra collide before the BMW fell into the River Avon.

Harry Smith, 33, died at the scene after being rescued from the submerged water by firefighters while a 38-year-old man climbed out of the water.


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