£1.4m scheme for Gosport bridge is approved

Arthur Beech speaking to Sir Winston Churchill in Portsmouth Dockyard in 1941 - with the prime minister sporting the cane up for sale in his left hand. Picture: The News archive

Walking cane Churchill gave to Portsmouth labourer to go to auction at Sotheby’s

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PLANS to spend £1.4m on a bridge have been approved.

At yesterday’s Hampshire County Council executive meeting for economy, transport and environment, Councillor Sean Woodward agreed to the project which will see Haslar Bridge, in Gosport, improved.

The bridge connects Haslar and Alverstoke to the town centre and councillors said it was a major route for people living in the south of the town.

Now approved, work will start on the bridge in the summer and will last around 18 weeks.

The improvements will stop the columns and crossbeams from corroding.