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    Road users’ relief as Orwell Bridge reopens early after wind closure

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 23, 2017 with 3 replies and 32 views.

    Road users’ relief as Orwell Bridge reopens early after wind closure. Road users – especially commuters – gave a huge sigh of relief when the Orwell Bridge re-opened early on Thursday morning after an overnight closure because of high winds.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: wasn't much wind at all was there. I think we were getting trucks coming past in both directions for a while but by early morning no wind, no trucks, all calm...

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    Orwell Bridge will close tonight at 10pm and not open until 8am tomorrow morning

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 22, 2017 with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Orwell Bridge will close tonight at 10pm and not open until 8am tomorrow morning. Drivers are being warned the Orwell Bridge will close tonight at 10pm due to strong winds until 8am tomorrow morning.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Orwell Bridge likely to CLOSE tonight due to high winds

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 22, 2017 with 3 replies and 32 views.

    Orwell Bridge likely to CLOSE tonight due to high winds. Drivers are being warned the Orwell Bridge is likely to shut tonight until tomorrow morning due to forecast high winds.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Makes you wonder! They were probably so excited at "breaking news" of the bridge being fully closed from 10pm that they didn't care the details of the article to ensure it made it before the end of the evening rush hour. It seems to suggests...

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    Could the Orwell Bridge close due to weather warning for high winds on Wednesday?

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 12 views.

    Could the Orwell Bridge close due to weather warning for high winds on Wednesday?. A weather warning for strong winds across the region has been issued.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Reports of up to 10 vehicles involved in crash on Orwell Bridge westbound

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 17, 2017 with 1 replies and 27 views.

    Reports of up to 10 vehicles involved in crash on Orwell Bridge westbound. One lane of the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is closed tonight while emergency services deal with a multi-vehicle collision.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: No-one is reported to have been seriously injured as a result of the crash on the westbound carriageway of the A14 on the bridge.The collision happened during evening rush hour at 6.15pm.A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said the...

  6. Repairs and resurfacing to A14 and Orwell Bridge will mean weeks of road closures for night-time travellers. Drivers are facing weeks of overnight closures on the A14 and Orwell Bridge to allow vital repairs and resurfacing work to take place.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Wait, there is more traffic mayhem courtesy of Suffolk County Council's Suffolk Highways... Ipswich Star - Work to improve roads at Ipswich Havens park to start in late NovemberI thought we just had the resurfacing of the A14 at night (Highways...

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    Broken down lorry on Orwell Bridge causes ‘mile long’ tailbacks on A14

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeNov 6, 2017 with 2 replies and 23 views.

    Broken down lorry on Orwell Bridge causes ‘mile long’ tailbacks on A14. A broken down lorry has blocked one lane of the Orwell Bridge causing ‘mile long’ tailbacks on the A14.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Article updated at 7 minutes to 2pm to specify the bridge had reopened at noon. 778 ###

  8. Automated barriers, new closure points and multiple diversions under consideration for Orwell Bridge closure plans. A raft of additional measures are being discussed to improve the traffic impact of an Orwell Bridge closure, with an automated closure, quicker re-opening and continued use of the bridge for certain vehicle types all tabled for discussion.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: What is the point?!This service is temporarily unavailable, please refresh the page or try again later.Thanks for the link. Appears the service doesn't work!I find it funny, the Shell Garage has long been seen as part of the problem. Why is...

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    We must look at new ways of working, not wait for changes to come through

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 26, 2017 with 5 replies and 36 views.

    We must look at new ways of working, not wait for changes to come through. Last week’s tragic accident on the Orwell Bridge once again sparked calls for a new road across the top of the town.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: The UK will never have any modular way of working unfortunately. A basic concept of the vast majority of people living in a town having work in the town doesn't happen in reality. One big example is two-estate Kesgrave, a town without any (real)...

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    Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey under fire over Orwell Bridge death tweet

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 22, 2017 with 0 replies and 24 views.

    Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey under fire over Orwell Bridge death tweet. MP Therese Coffey has refused to apologise after questioning why police kept Orwell Bridge closed for eight hours following a fatal accident.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Van driver Mick Rayner from Essex named as Orwell Bridge victim

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 66 views.

    Van driver Mick Rayner from Essex named as Orwell Bridge victimPOLICE have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Orwell Bridge closed for ‘several hours’ after serious crash this morning

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 20, 2017 with 9 replies and 102 views.

    Orwell Bridge closed for ‘several hours’ after serious crash this morningThe A14 Orwell Bridge eastbound is set to be closed for “several hours” this morning after a serious crash, police have said.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Police statement...Police were called at 6.45am today, Friday 20 October, to reports of a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 between junction 56, Wherstead and 57, Nacton.A Nissan Cabstar van had stopped on the carriageway and...

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    No plans to shut Orwell Bridge as Storm Brian winds set to hit Suffolk at lunchtime

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 21, 2017 with 1 replies and 32 views.

    No plans to shut Orwell Bridge as Storm Brian winds set to hit Suffolk at lunchtimeThere are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge despite a forecast of high winds, Highways England bosses have said.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: They will never learn. The last time the bridge was closed due to high winds (and the time before that actually) it was chaos. Poor communication and poor planning. The article is correct - they haven't scheduled a closure - but that is telling...

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    Orwell bridge reopens after eight-hour closure due to fatal crash

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 20, 2017 with 1 replies and 33 views.

    Orwell bridge reopens after eight-hour closure due to fatal crashThe Orwell Bridge has reopened following a serious crash this morning where a man was killed.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Here is the rub... when the bridge is closed it takes:-An hour for traffic to get back to normal (non-rush hour) or two hours (peak time) if the bridge is closed officially for more than an hourHalf an hour for traffic to get back to normal...

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    A14 crash: Van driver dies after being hit by tractor

    by newsbot in Orwell BridgeOct 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 76 views.

    The man was out of his vehicle which had broken down on the carriageway on the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich.Continue reading... on BBC News website

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