Thursday, 11 July 2013

Updated: Major work on Tyle Mill canal swing bridge, near Theale

The canal bridge at Tyle Mill will be closed to road traffic from 29th July to 23rd August. This is on the road from the Spring Inn up through Sulhamstead to Burghfild Common and Mortimer.

The works are to carry out repairs to replace the bridge deck and also for the Canal and River Trust to repair the turn table and strengthen the structutre. The works will be carried out under a full road closure with a signed diversion route. The works have been programmed to be carried out from Monday 29 July 2013 to Friday 23 August 2013.

Received the following update from West Berkshire Council Highways in response to my enquiry on the effect on canal traffic :

The works  to replace the deck boards are being carried out by West Berkshire Council at the request of the Canal and River Trust and the works to repair the bridge kentledge and strengthening is being carried out by the Canal and river Trust themselves. I have been informed by the Canal and River Trust that the bridge will be swung off in the open position to allow access to the kentledge. In light of the above disruption to Canal traffic will be minimal if at all.

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