Work has now started to replace a bridge in Marton, near Winsford.
Whitegate Bridge on Clay Lane over the Whitegate Way was originally constructed in the 1860s and is now due for another overhaul.
Clay Lane will be closed with a signed diversion in place via the A54 for the duration of the works, which are expected to be complete by the end of May.
Pedestrian diversions will be positioned around the bridge, and the public car park next to the Whitegate Way will remain open during the works.
The condition of the bridge deck and its timber propping is so poor that the deck will be completely replaced with a concrete structure with a brick facing on the sides.
The original brick wing walls of the bridge will still remain.
Winsford Over and Verdin Councillor Lynda Jones said: “This work, although it may cause inconvenience to road users, is a very positive investment to the community.
“Unfortunately a replacement of the bridge needs to take place because it is beyond repair.
“The council apologises for the inconvenience caused by the road closure, and once work is complete, the bridge should not need any maintenance for some time to come.”
The bridge was previously owned by British Rail and transferred to Cheshire County Council in 1991.