Glasgow Street bridge sidelined
No stranger to structural problems and extended closures, the Glasgow Street bridge finds itself out of commission again.
This time its loose deck boards that are the culprit, rendering the bridge unsafe.
Woolwich’s engineering department is currently working to get bids from companies willing to carry out the repairs. Given the process, it’s likely to be late-June at the earliest before the structure is re-opened, acting manager of engineering Jared Puppe told councillors meeting this week.
The single-lane structure, built in 1886, is already subject to height and weight restrictions, and has been a growing problem in recent years. In the longer term, Woolwich will have to make tougher decisions about the aging structure, including shutting it down completely, restricting it to just horse-drawn buggies and pedestrians, or replacing it with a new bridge.