AM gets update on Wye Bridge debris

MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has received an update on work being carried out to remove a vast amount of debris from Monmouth’s Wye Bridge.

Mr Ramsay recently met a representative from Natural Resources Wales following complaints from Monmouth residents concerned about the amount of debris against the bridge, including a large tree trunk.

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:

“Natural Resources Wales have procured specialist contractors to clear the huge amount of debris at Wye Bridge but it has been an extremely difficult task.

“They are now at the stage where residual large timbers rest on or below the water level and these will be removed following the repair of key equipment. It is not considered that the timbers against the bridge are causing a significant obstruction or increasing the risk of flood.

“I understand that staff from Natural Resources Wales have met representatives of Monmouthshire County Council, who own the bridge, to talk about how the ongoing operation of removing blockages and debris can be made safer and quicker. A number of options are being explored, such as providing safe access directly from the River Wye Bridge into the vicinity of the blockages.

“I will continue to monitor the situation and hope it won’t be too long before a solution is found.”

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