Abbey Bridge, Leicester

The Leicester Mercury has reported that the historic, 1878, Grade II listed Abbey Corner Bridge is to be repaired. It means a long closure for Abbey Park Road but it preserves this remarkable structure for future generations. Stu Simmons, a Civic Society Committee Member, said ‘It’s good to see the council spending the cash to repair it, rather than demolish it and replace it with a new structure.’ The Mercury report says ‘requires extensive maintenance and repair work after a detailed survey found evidence of corrosion in the cast-iron structure among other issues. Work to repair and strengthen the bridge is expected to take around 45 weeks.’ The work is part of a £7.5M revamp of the area and will include a new 3.5m wide bridge, parallel to the Abbey Corner Bridge, for cyclists and pedestrians. Abbey Park will remain open while the work goes on.

Busy city road to close until 2023 as historic bridge undergoes urgent repairs – Leicestershire Live (

Abbey Corner Bridge to be repaired