WORK is set to take place at the bridge in Bangor on Dee following recent storm damage. 

Following Storm Babet in November, village councillor Robert Williams voiced concerns that the 17th-century bridge was "in danger", fearing it could be damaged.

Since then, Storms Ciaran, Debi, and Henk have resulted in heavy rainfall impacting the River Dee running through the village. 

The riverside village in Wrexham regularly floods following heavy rainfall, with the A525 link road to Wrexham often closed due to the higher water levels. 

As masses of driftwood continue to collate at the bridge, along with the hundreds of cars that use the bridge daily, Cllr Williams' concerns persist. 

However, following discussions between Wrexham Council and Natural Resources Wales, work is set to take place on removing the waste from the river and to support the bridge. 

Due to recent weather and the current water levels, there is no time frame on when work will start. 

Cllr Williams said: "I can't fault the council on this, they've been in contact with NRW, who have now confirmed work can begin, but the onus is on the authority to clear it. 

"It's difficult at this moment in time with the river levels being so high, so we're in a bit of a waiting game to allow the water to calm down before work can begin. 


"The bridge is used daily by hundreds of cars, so we can't turn our eyes away at this issue which is why I've worked so closely with the council and Mark Pritchard to allow this to happen. 

"We've been very lucky to avoid any flood damage to residential properties, the only issue we have is the road flooding which limits access into Wrexham. 

"Eventually work will need to take place to higher the road to prevent the repeat closures of the A525.

"Thankfully though, we can start to plan to clear the river near the bridge, to prevent any risk of a tragedy."