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Marlow Bridge to close at night on 19th, 21st and 23rd March 2018

| March 17, 2018

Marlow Bridge (Archive picture).

Marlow Bridge will be closed to traffic at night on Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd March 2018.

The closure of Marlow Bridge, from 10.00pm to 6.00am, is to protect the historic bridge from unlawful use during the closure of the A404 near Marlow and Bisham by Highways England, which is taking place on alternate nights week commencing Monday 19th March 2018.

In 2016 a 37 tonne HGV tried to cross the Grade I listed bridge, which has a weight limit of just three tonnes, causing damage to the structure of the bridge leading to extensive closure time.

Highways England will be carrying out night lining works on the A404 and A404(M) on Monday 19th March 2018, Wednesday 21st March 2018 and Friday 23rd March 2018. The works require a full closure of the north and south bound carriageways from 10pm to 6am on each night.

There will be separately signed diversions for cars and HGVs however Buckinghamshire County Council has decided the risk of abuse of the weight limit of the bridge by HGVs attempting a short cut is too great.

The decision to close Marlow Bridge was not taken lightly and the County Council regrets any inconvenience caused to residents.


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