Work starts to remove debris under Bridgnorth bridge

Work was beginning today to remove debris that has built up on Bridgnorth Bridge.

Work starts to remove debris under Bridgnorth bridge

Workers were taking to the River Severn in boats and used chainsaws to cut down the built-up wood that has been next to the bridge in Low Town since January.

The removed wood will be used to create new habitats for wildlife on the other side of the bridge.

Nina Finch, a spokeswoman for the Environment Agency, said: "Thanks to the recent spell of good weather the river has now dropped to a safe level allowing us to remove the debris, which had built up during winter.

"We have checked the debris to ensure no wildlife are using it for nesting or as a habitat. We will remove the debris and the wood will be used to make a habitat pile on Bylet Island for local wildlife, and otter holts and habitat piles will also be created at Bridgnorth Golf club."

Workers have been monitoring the debris but because of the continued wet weather the water has been too high and fast flowing for it to be safe for workers to remove.

Today the Environment Agency's Dave Throup tweeted:

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