The shape has been closed for greater than a yr after an evaluation observed that it had reached the quit of its ‘usable existence’.
Before it could get replaced, water mains and electric cables attached to the bridge should be eliminated and diverted.
The water pipes will be re-routed under the river mattress, a manner on the way to take 15 weeks.
Then UK Power Networks will spend a in addition eight weeks to replace the strength network. After that, a brand new bridge may be established.
Council officers were analyzing the steadiness of the principles, taking advantage of the EA’s normal assessment of the river.
A new bridge has already been sourced by way of Andrew Young, the council’s engineering manager for technical offerings.
Last month’s assembly of the Tonbridge Forum changed into told the replacement bridge might be open in time for the summer vacations.
But it’s far now was hoping the works could be completed in time for the start of the new college year.