The Army and Navy flyover in Chelmsford has reopened this morning after weeks of repair work.
An inspection back in September had spotted some movement in its supporting columns- which experts believe could have been caused by the high temperatures this summer, causing expansion in the structure as a whole.
Engineers say that beyond the column movement, no other urgent safety issues were identified by the independent inspectors.
Essex County Council say despite the reopening the ageing structure will be closely monitored. They warned that periods of planned maintenance will continue and the flyover would need to shut again during any remedial work to ensure public safety.