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Revised Finchingfield Bridge plans shared with local community

18 February 2016

Essex County Council has released new plans for Finchingfield Bridge.

The move comes following a public meeting held with residents in November 2015 where the Council agreed to review the original bridge repair option which would require a four-month bridge closure.

Members of the public were given the opportunity to see the plans during a public display at Finchingfield Parish Hall yesterday (Wednesday, 17 February).

The new recommended option would see the old bridge preserved and used as a pedestrian crossing.
Under the plans, a new single-track bridge would be constructed next to the current structure to accommodate vehicle traffic.

The new structure would be sympathetically modelled on the original bridge to protect the iconic look of the village.

The revised plan would allow for traffic to continue to use the original bridge during any work.

Cllr Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Delivery, said: “We continue to listen to the public as the plans for this much-needed work develop. We believe we have now successfully created a plan which addresses the key concerns raised by the local community, whilst still enabling the needs of the wider travelling public to be met.”

More information about the revised bridge plans can be found here.