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After months of delays, Evesham's Abbey Bridge has finally re-opened to traffic today

Last updated:

    Abbey Bridge set to re-open to traffic at 3pm today
  • Traffic to cross bridge for first time in more than six months
  • Our reporter Sarah Taylor will be covering the re-opening live
  • Tweet your comments and pictures using #AbbeyBridge or email ta@eveshamjournal.co.uk

Comments


Paul from NCCR 1:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Great news, will definitely mention the re-opening on tonights Laid-Back Music Show on North Cotswold Community Radio from 8pm. To listen visit www.northcotswoldonl
ine.com

Paullewington@live.c
o.uk

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lagould@btinternet.com 5:00pm Mon 10 Mar 14

very good news to day and the sun is shining for us all out on our new bridge eve

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Jabbadad 6:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Yes two vital lanes opened. And the traffic lights have failed.
And Coun John Smith has said on Radio that they are not responsible for any compensation for the traders. And that there was far too much false information / gossip going around. Well if Coun Smith had been keeping the public informed this surely would have stopped any rumours?
And he did also previously say (some weeks into the delays) that they, WCC, were talking with the Traders to see what could be done.
Well looking at the time taken I hope coun Smith is not involved if a second bridge is started for North Worcester, but looking on the good side with his experience they could make a start soon and by the time it was finished we could have saved up the money to pay for it? I am forwarding £1.

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asumabstainer 6:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Wait til Chelt Festival week is over then we`ll see if the bridge stays open, perhaps thats why they`ve kept the contra flow on Mill St etc. 3 cheers for Hochtief & County council -- sorry never heard anything only John Smiths chin hitting the floor, again!!

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DarrenM 8:40pm Mon 10 Mar 14

So will they now be removing the mini roundabout from Merstow Green, that was only put in to allow vehicles over 7.5tn to turn around before the bridge?

Also from what I can see from the photos, they seem to have missed off the anti-climb spikes that the old one had half way up - will they be reinstated or will there now be numerous photos of drunks walking across the top every Saturday night?

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tiny hobbit 4:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

The traffic down Cheltenham Road this morning about 9 a.m. was worse than it was yesterday morning.

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PrivateSi 7:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

THEY'VE RUINED IT! Put it back to how it was. What's wrong with you, it was PERFECT before and now it looks boring and average.. I hope they kept all the green metalwork and stick it back on...

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