The bridge structure is now complete. The river bed has been cleared and opened up immediately down stream which will improve the flow of the river in periods of high flow. Work is continuing on the construction of the approaches. The recent weather has delayed progress and caused significant issues with the moisture content of the pavement. Unfortunately this has delayed opening to traffic due to the soft pavement. With no sunlight, continued heavy frost and the occasional shower, the outlook is not favourable nor likely to improve without technical intervention. Arrangements are now in hand to stabilise the top 200mm layer which should allow the new road to be opened to traffic at which point the old bridge can be removed and return the old road to its natural state. Assuming that traffic can be transferred next week, it is anticipated that all works will be completed by Friday 19 July 2019