From Monday 15th August 2016 to Friday 26th August 2016 the historic Marlow Suspension Bridge will be closed to traffic while Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) undertake maintenance work.
One side of the bridge will remain open to allow pedestrians to cross the river however a diversion will be in place for vehicles.
During the closure repairs will be undertaken to the roofs for the two stonework towers which house the steel frame supports for the suspension bridge which will protect and prolong the life of the bridge.
TfB will also take the opportunity to refurbish the traffic island at each end of the bridge and carry out a principal bridge inspection of the suspension chains and hangers.
The street lighting team will also undertake general repairs to the lanterns in the bridge area if necessary. The road markings on the bridge approaches will also be refreshed.
The road will be re-opened once the scaffolding towers are in place so work on the stone towers can be carried out without affecting the flow of traffic.
The bridge will need to be closed again for one week later in the year while the scaffolding is dismantled, this is expected to be around the start of week commencing Monday 24th October 2016. This closure is planned to coincide with the school half-term week.
During the closure of the bridge the diversion route that will be in effect is as follows :
- From Marlow Suspension Bridge, travel north up Marlow High Street.
- Turn right at roundabout onto A4155 Spittle Street.
- Continue North East along road until the A404.
- Turn right onto A404 dual carriageway and travel south until the Bisham roundabout.
- Turn right at the roundabout onto Marlow Road; follow this road north until you reach Marlow Bridge.
The return diversion route is the reverse of the above.