More setbacks for Twin Sails Bridge

Traffic still won’t be able to travel across Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge despite an opening ceremony already having been held.

Traffic still won’t be able to travel across Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge despite an opening ceremony already having been held.

The road surface on the bridge needs to be replaced. Contactors found a defect in a small area of the road surface on both lifting sides of the bridge last week.

Jim Bright, Strategic Director, Borough of Poole, said: “The logistical arrangements for carrying out this work may take some days to put in place and are subject to ongoing discussions between the council, its contractor and other stakeholders.

“It is disappointing that this setback should occur…however, a short delay to resolve these outstanding issues now, when the bridge is not yet open to traffic, is preferable to causing disruption by closing the bridge at a later date.”

An ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of the bridge on Friday 9 March. The project, which was originally due to open to traffic on 27 February, has cost £37 Million so far.

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