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News : DIVERSIONS Feb 2017

Bridge on Kenilworth Greenway closed for repairs

Cyclists and walkers who use the Kenilworth Greenway have been disrupted after a bridge on the route was closed for repairs.

Loose brickwork was spotted on the arch of a bridge between Burton Green and Berkswell on the route, and Warwickshire County Council were informed.
A county council spokesman said: "As a precautionary measure, a county council engineer's advice was to stop the public walking or cycling under this bridge until further investigations can be carried out.  Temporary safety fencing and signs have been installed across the cycle path on both sides of the bridge, together with signs giving users advance notice of the closure."

The above news item was published in http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk in January and copied to many other websites.  Just before then one of our walkers told us that a barrier was partly blocking off the way under the bridge, and our WCC contacts confirmed the simple fact and advised us that "the bridge had been declared unsafe and so the barrier and warning notice has been placed there."  He suggested that it was likely to be many months before that part of the Greenway would be made usable.

ACWA have therefore planned alternative routes for use, and improving the paths used will be carried out at a Working Party in a few weeks time.  Draft Directions and Maps are available as follows:

  • Walk-03.PDF updated version - 21 Circular Walks plus Walk No 3 
  • Map03.PDF - Map 3 page extracted from 18+1 page PDF file of Green Book Issued on 4-Feb-2017.

These files can also be reached via "Route Details" links, which also link to other views such as "Google Earth" and "ACW GPX Files" for other files updated to be aligned with above.

We will update you when circumstances change.


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