KEPAX Bridge continues to take shape and remains on schedule despite setbacks caused by recent flooding 

Seven bridge sections have now been put into place along the river and further work on sections over the river are scheduled for after Easter.

Councillor Marc Bayliss said: "Work on site has been hampered by recent flooding events but it now feels like we're pushing ahead with this important project, one that will bring a major boost for the health and wellbeing of people who live, work or study in Worcester."

The work will require a 1,000-tonne crane along with a moving pontoon in the river. 

The Canal and River Trust along with the Environment Agency have been consulted to reduce and minimise the impact on both river users and wildlife.

Worcester News: Councillor Marc Bayliss pictured talking with construction workers on Kepax bridgeCouncillor Marc Bayliss pictured talking with construction workers on Kepax bridge (Image: Worcester County Council)

Cllr Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, also said: "It's fantastic to see these bridge sections being lifted into place, you can now really start to see the bridge structure coming to life. 

"It does cause some disruption in the local area when these huge cranes are brought on to site, so I'd like to thank local residents for their co-operation and understanding during the deliveries. 

"Once all bridge sections are installed, further work is needed before the bridge becomes operational.

"It will help to reduce traffic on the roads and promote health and wellbeing by providing additional capacity for people to cycle, walk and wheel."

Kepax Bridge was approved in September 2021, work began in October last year and the bridge is expected to be completed in 2024.