Fencing erected for ‘routine’ work on brewery bridge
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.