Menai Suspension Bridge to reopen on schedule
Bydd Pont Menai’n ailagor ar amser
Works to reopen the Menai Suspension Bridge to a limited weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes are set to be completed on schedule.
The emergency works, which began on 5 January, will be completed in the 4-week timeframe with the bridge expected to reopen to restricted loads by midnight (00:01hrs) on Thursday 2 February.
The Welsh Government and UK Highways A55 Ltd, alongside engineering firms Spencer Group and COWI, are continuing to work closely to develop a plan for longer term remedial work to take place, with minimal disruption, to bring the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge back to full capacity. This work is anticipated to start in late summer.
The Deputy Minister for Climate Change with responsibility for Transport, Lee Waters said;
“Despite the challenging weather conditions, I am pleased that we’ve been able to complete this extremely important and complex piece of remedial work on time.
“I would like to thank the local community and everybody that has been affected by the closure of the bridge for their patience during this time.”
Notes to editors
Notes to editors:
The Welsh Government and UK Highways A55 Ltd, alongside engineering firms Spencer Group and COWI, worked together to codevelop the emergency programme. The emergency works required a bespoke design and procurement strategy, which was developed at pace following the unexpected closure of the Menai Suspension Bridge on 21 October 2022, due to a structural issue that posed a risk to public safety.