Peters Bridge - remedial work completed
The new Medway Crossing to serve the new Peters Village community and neighbouring area was temporarily closed for some 10 days early this year after remedial work.
Peters Village developer Trenport said the work was required after its contractor fitted incorrect expansion joints to both ends of the bridge roadway deck and footpaths - the bridge re-opened on 10 February.
A Trenport spokesman said: “This regrettable but necessary closure took rather longer than we were warned of, with inconvenience to all traffic then compounded by inadequate signage from the contractor.
“For our part, we aimed to convey as much information to the community as soon as it was made available, making use of our website, extensive network of community contacts, and the media.
“Expansion joints are designed to allow movement between sections of the bridge, due to traffic weight and temperature variations. There was never any danger to the public from having incorrect joints in place, but the long-term life of the bridge could have been affected so we had to allow BAM Nuttall to address the issue some six months after the bridge opened officially.”