The South Cantilever on the Tamar Bridge will re - open for pedestrians and cyclists this evening following the removal of all current bridge traffic management arrangements.
This follows the completion of the works on the north cantilever earlier today.
The free minibus shuttle service and bus service will also cease this evening once the south cantilever has fully re-opened.
The £3.8 million scheme has been essential to prevent the steel bridge deck from corroding and to ensure the continued safety of those crossing the bridge. Work has been continuing throughout the restrictions introduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Work on the final stage of the scheme, which involves working over Network Rail property, including the Gunnislake branch line, will now be carried out using local work zones. This will allow pedestrians and cyclists to continue to use the south cantilever.
The scheme will be completed by 18 December, enabling the bridge to return to normal operation in time for the Christmas holidays.
We are very grateful to service users for their patience during this project and would also like to thank everyone who has used the minibus shuttle and bus services to cross the bridge while the pedestrian/cycle lane has been unavailable.