Improvements planned for Barrows Jubilee Bridge

Cumbria County Council are updating residents that improvement works will be taking place on the iconic, Jubilee Bridge in Barrow in January.

Work on Cumbria’s longest road bridge is scheduled to re-start early in January and will include the completion of painting to the steelwork.

Jubilee Bridge’s refurbishment has been programmed over several years.  To date more than 1,000 repairs to the steelwork have been completed, and the majority of the steel structure has been re-painted. A plaque commemorating the renaming of Walney Bridge to Jubilee Bridge in 1935, when the bridge was initially built in 1908, was also restored, and now sits proudly on the newly renovated bridge.

To maintain access for ships, the steelwork repairs and painting were divided into several phases.  The most recent phase of the project was completed in May of this year, and the final phase will begin in January 2023, with a completion date of April, ensuring that the bridge can open for passing ships in May.

In January, the southern footway will be closed; however, the northern footway will remain open and traffic flow will not be restricted.

The southern footway will reopen in mid-February 2023, while the northern footway will close.

During the construction period, the 350-metre-long bridge will remain open to traffic.

These works will be carried out by the local firm, Story Contracting Ltd, from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, and on alternate weekends.



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