Whorlton bridge is shortly to be closed to motor vehicles for approximately 4 weeks.

Starting on 15 November, essential work to repair the decking and fit a new high-friction surface will require the bridge to be closed to all vehicular traffic. 

During this period, the signed diversion will be via Winston bridge.

Durham County Council’s strategic highways manager Brian Buckley, said: “Whorlton Bridge will be closed to road traffic for approximately four weeks for essential maintenance works.

The works will see the replacement of some minor elements of the bridge decking and the application of high friction surfacing to help prevent skidding.

During this time pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the bridge, though cyclists must dismount and walk across. 

Diversion routes for drivers will be sign posted and we thank the public in advance for their patience whilst the scheme is in progress".