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Griffiths reach milestone at St Albans Bridge – 18/12/2020

We are pleased to announce that on Friday 11th December 2020, the bridge reopened to both vehicles and pedestrians. A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in the project and of course to Mrs Yvonne Medcraft, who has lived next to the bridge for 70+ years and kindly agreed to officially cut the ribbon. 

Since January 2020, Griffiths have been working on behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to reconstruct St Albans Bridge under the South East Wales Highways Framework. 

For the past 12 months, the bridge has been closed to both vehicles and pedestrians to enable our works to be carried out and despite the significant challenges from weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic, excellent progress has been made.

The £2.09m project has seen the replacement of the existing bridge deck, west abutment and alteration works to the east abutment and piers with the aim of enhancing both vehicular and pedestrian links between Blaenrhondda Road and St Albans Road.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the local and wider community for their patience and understanding throughout the project.

We will be continuing work in the New Year, mainly focusing underneath the bridge and hopefully reopening the pedestrian routes which pass under the structure. We will update the local community early 2021.

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