Fenc­ing erected for ‘rou­tine’ work on brew­ery bridge

Burton Mail - - News -

FENC­ING around the base of a bridge over a busy Bur­ton road is there for “on­go­ing main­te­nance”, say brew­ery bosses.

The Brook Bridge (right), which runs across Horn­inglow Street, was built in the 1980s and, at the time, was the long­est in the coun­try, mea­sur­ing 48 me­tres.

The bridge, which was built by Al­lied Brew­eries, is part of Mol­son Coors brew­ery and is not open to the pub­lic.

Mo­torists no­ticed the fenc­ing around the base at one of the bridge’s sup­ports this week and were left won­der­ing what was hap­pen­ing.

Mol­son Coors say the bridge is sim­ply un­der­go­ing rou­tine main­te­nance.

A spokesman said: “It’s just for main­te­nance pur­poses.”

The bridge, which opened in Novem­ber 1985, rises above the junc­tion of Horn­inglow Street and Hawkins Lane, and con­nects Hawkins Lane to the mid­dle yard of the brew­ery in Bur­ton. It is used reg­u­larly by lor­ries at the brew­ery.

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