Permanent repairs to Selby River Ouse Swing bridge this weekend

This story was published 7 January 2021

Selby River Ouse Swing bridge on the A63 will undergo permanent repairs to the control system this weekend.

Selby Swing Bridge

The A63 over the bridge will be closed during the works which will take place from 9am on Saturday 9 to 11pm on Sunday 10 January.

Before Christmas a temporary repair had to be made to the control systems as there were issues with the swing mechanism of the bridge. North Yorkshire County Council bridges team will now return to carry out a permanent fix.

Local member Councillor Stephanie Duckett said: “This is vital work and with the lockdown the disruption should be lessened but please allow longer for your journeys.”

Advance warning signs are in place and there will be a signed diversion during the road closure period.

Operatives working on site will be observing all Government guidelines on safe social distancing.  

See live updates and details of the road closure.