Stack of felled timber

Work begins on Full Moon River Bridge on National Cycle Route 47

Caerphilly County Borough Council's Engineering Projects Group are pleased to announce that the works to remediate the Full Moon footbridge’s damaged abutment has commenced on site this week. The works will be undertaken in two stages:

  1. Steel support structure to be installed to support the bridge  during the construction works.
  2. Construction of the abutment.

The footpath and Cycle Route 47 will remain closed for the duration of the works. The works are expected to last approximately 13 weeks, completion circa mid July 2021. Walkers and cyclists are advised to take care as the only alternative route is along the road network via the Full Moon roundabout, B4251 and Islwyn Road.

Visitors to Sirhowy Valley Country Park should be careful of moving plant and machinery around the Full Moon Cottage area and follow any instructions given for their own safety. The toilets and the access road to the Nine Mile Point car park will remain open as normal.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of the river bridge and Cycle Route closure. We will endeavour to keep you informed on progress.

Photograph was taken at river bed level looking toward Cross Keys (north). The photograph shows the extent of the damage to abutment and river  training wall. The bridge parapet in the foreground and horizontal steel girder would have been supported by the storm damaged (missing) abutment.