Saturday, 19 June 2021

Toll bridge just weeks from re-opening

WHITCHURCH Bridge is set to re-open next month following an 11-month refurbishment.

The crossing has been shut since October while being strengthened to cope with the weight of modern traffic.

It was due to re-open in April but the £4.4 million scheme was delayed by problems dismantling it in November and then the floods in January and February.

The private company which owns the 102-year-old toll bridge is expected to name an exact date for the re-opening shortly.

Secretary Geoff Weir thanked residents for their patience, saying: “There was obviously a degree of frustration among locals, especially early this year.

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