Folly Bridge roadworks to finish on Sunday


There’s good news for anyone who uses Folly Bridge as the council announces that the road will be fully reopened on Sunday.

Contractors have been working hard since September on a major project to replace crumbling stonework in the bridge arch and resurface the road.

This highly complex job has required a team of skilled workers to carry out repairs from a specially constructed platform over the Thames, with tonnes of steel being installed to form a temporary support to allow the road above to remain open.

Meanwhile engineers have also been carefully removing and replacing the road surface – a job complicated by the presence of important utility pipes and cables.

Work will continue underneath the bridge to replace the last of the crumbling stones, but from Sunday the road itself will be back to normal.

You can read more about the work we have been doing on Folly Bridge at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/follybridge