The stretch of the A356 at Misterton reopened yesterday afternoon, after major repairs to the 17th century crossing in the village, finished earlier than expected. Eight year old Misterton resident Reuben had the honour of cutting the ribbon, having taken a keen interest in the bridge repairs since the road was closed on April 6th and engineers were on site.
Contractors from Walters kept Reuben updated with their progress and were happy to answer his many questions about the bridge works. Reuben said: “What I most enjoyed was how old it was and there was lots to learn about it. I also liked the vacuum machine.” Bridge Engineer, Jon White of Somerset County Council said: “It was an interesting project, efficiently carried out by our contractors, Walters.” Site supervisor Shaun Simons said: “It’s been a testing project but due to our experienced team, we completed it early with additional work undertaken as well.” (Our featured photo shows Reuben cutting the ribbon with SCC Bridge Engineer, Jon White and Shaun Simons and Andrew Duncan of Walters).