Chester House Estate river bridges - work on long-awaited replacement


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History in the Making, two new bridges to connect the people of Northamptonshire to their 10,000 year story. Opening 2022.


Northamptonshire Highways will soon start work to install the two much needed and long awaited pedestrian bridges over the River Nene at Chester House, Little Irchester, Wellingborough.


We know how important our pedestrian bridges are to you and have been working with Northamptonshire Highways to design and install new bridges that will be here for years to come.

Northamptonshire Highways will soon start work to install the two much needed and long awaited pedestrian bridges over the River Nene at Chester House, Little Irchester, Wellingborough.

Destroyed by arson years ago and closed to the public since 2015, designers from highways have been working with a number of associated parties to agree the design of the two, new metal structures that will complete the important links between Wellingborough, Irchester and Rushden at this nationally significant heritage site.

Chester House opened in 2021. However, due to the nature of the site and the consents required for any change to the existing layout and structures, it has taken some time to get to this point and agree both the design and obtain all the required permissions.

Funded by the Department for Transport, the bridges are currently being manufactured and will arrive on site later in the summer.Visitors will start to see works early June as the team install a works compound and haul road which will have the capacity to carry heavy vehicles and plant. The scheme is expected to take 12 weeks and as soon as the work is safely completed the bridge will open to the public.

Frequently asked questions regarding the bridge replacement -  



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