Thursday, 24 June 2021

Rowing lake entrepreneur reveals plan for crossing

THE man behind the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham has unveiled plans for a third Thames bridge over the site.

Entrepreneur David Sherriff says the bridge would span a 100m stretch of the river and be fed to the north by a new roundabout at the junction of Caversham Park Road and Henley Road and to the south by the existing roundabout at Thames Valley Park Drive.

Mr Sherriff, 66, from Medmenham, said: “I see traffic jams every day when I drive to Caversham and I just so happen to have a site where a bridge can work.

“I have known about the river crossing [debate] for 40 years and have watched the traffic grow, the Thames Valley Park being built and other bridges slowly getting weaker and weaker.

“Sonning Bridge will continually have problems because it is a very old bridge and is not designed for what it is taking. This bridge would mean that none of the gravel trucks needs to come through Henley, Marlow, Reading or Caversham.”

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