BRIDGE WATCH DAY 12: One week to go

CLOSED: The Cottingham Road bridge is closed to traffic
CLOSED: The Cottingham Road bridge is closed to traffic

Network Rail has just one week left to finish work on the Cottingham Road bridge in Corby.

The project to build a higher bridge over the railway line has stalled twice - leaving the historic heart of the town cut off from the new town.

The Cottingham Road bridge is closed until October

The Cottingham Road bridge is closed until October

The Northants Telegraph pledged, at the beginning of October, to mark each passing day with a story until the bridge is due to reopen next Friday (October 19).

Workers have been redoubling their efforts this week to get the bridge to a state where a single line of traffic will be able to cross it.

Earlier this week we did a poll on whether the bridge should remain closed to allow work to be finished. You can still vote here

Business owners in the Old Village say that they have been driven to the brink of closure by the work and are counting down the days until the bridge reopens.

Here, you can read some of our previous Bridge Watch stories.

BRIDGE WATCH DAY 1: We launch a campaign to ensure the Cottingham Road bridge opens up on time

BRIDGE WATCH DAY 6: A passionate meeting in the Old Village sees people talk about the impact of the closure on them

BRIDGE WATCH DAY 8: Pub loses 47k during bridge closure