WESTCOTT Mill Bridge, which carries the Goldstone to Cheswardine road over a watercourse near Westcott Mill, is closed for repairs.

The repairs will involve underpinning the bridge’s concrete invert, placing large boulders alongside the watercourse to protect one of the bridge’s wing walls from further scour damage, and parapet replacement work.

Because of the narrow nature of the road, it is not possible to carry out the work safely without closing it to traffic. A signed diversion route is provided.

Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists is available throughout the work.

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for transport said: “It is appreciated that the closure of the bridge will cause inconvenience and every reasonable effort will be made to reopen it as soon as possible.”