New bridge on Bathurst Basin

We’re currently building a new bridge alongside the existing bridge opposite the Louisiana pub on Bathurst Basin.

The new bridge will include a new 3.5 metre shared cycling and walking path. This new path will provide the missing link between the existing paths on Commercial Road and Cumberland Road.

As well as constructing the new bridge and path, MetroBus is building new crossings that will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to travel between Cumberland Road, Bathurst Basin Parade, Wapping Road and Commercial Road.

There will be two further road closures so our contractors can finish the bridge. We expect that the bridge will open to traffic by the end of November.

Photographs of the new bridge on Bathurst Basin being constructed


Here are some visualisations of the new bridge we're building at Bathurst Basin.

Improving traffic flows

The new bridge on Bathurst Basin will improve traffic flows. The existing bridge will become one-way and take traffic travelling to Bedminster Bridge whilst the new bridge will take traffic heading towards Cumberland Road.

The works on Bathurst Basin are being managed by Volker Laser who also refurbished Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge for the MetroBus project.

Avon Crescent and Cumberland Road

Improving Bristol’s communications network
Bristol City Council are currently working on Cumberland Road to improve the city’s ducting and fibre communications network. The work will take place from Underfall Yard through to Wapping Wharf.

Other construction work which will be completed by Autumn 2017

  • Near Vauxhall Bridge Installation of a new MetroBus stop, a toucan crossing, a new entrance to the Chocolate Path for pedestrians and cyclists and the resurfacing of the road.
  • Cumberland Road (near the junction with Mardyke Ferry Road) Installation of a new bus lane and bus gate.
  • Cumberland Road Bristol City Council are resurfacing the road from Avon Crescent to Wapping Wharf.
  • Wapping Wharf Construction of a new MetroBus stop near Gaol Ferry Bridge/Gaol Ferry Steps.

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