Oakley Road Overbridge Damage

It is necessary to complete some detailed examination of the welds/paintwork on the damaged girder

Published on: 27/04/18


A few weeks ago a low loader passed southbound along the A6 under the Oakley
Road bridge (between Oakley and Clapham).  Unfortunately a bucket from the digger that it was carrying hit the beam on the edge of the bridge and caused significant damage.  A lane above was shut with immediate effect on safety grounds until the effects on the bridge could be fully determined.

As a result of this process it is necessary to complete some detailed examination of the welds/paintwork on the damaged girder, which will require a closure of the A6 southbound dual carriageway between the Oakley Road exit and the Clapham Road/Paula Radcliffe Way/The Great Ouse Way roundabout, Bedford.

Works are programmed to start overnight from 8th May 2018 and run for up to 10 weekday nights.