This bridge in Gosport will be closed for four weeks for repairs

Forton Lake Bridge in Gosport will be closed for four weeks. Picture: Paul Jacobs  (123674-32)
Forton Lake Bridge in Gosport will be closed for four weeks. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123674-32)
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A BRIDGE in Gosport will be closed for nearly a month for repair work. 

The pedestrian and cycle bridge over Forton Lake will be shut for four weeks between April 1 to April 26. 

Gosport Borough Council needs to carry out repairs on the mechanism that raises the bridge and allows access for boats.

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The work is expected to take about four weeks.

Cllr Mark Hook, Leader of the Council, said: ‘To enable the repairs to go ahead as safely and efficiently as possible, we need to close the bridge.

‘We're sorry that people will have to find alternative routes for a time, while we do this essential work.’ 

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The 170m bridge, built as a millennium project, needs work to replace parts including the chain that holds the 23-tonne counterweight, the motors, the gearboxes and the drive gear.

Various control and safety components will also be upgraded.