The result of the road closure means
that Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary are only accessible by pedestrians
over the footbridge.
It is reported the Bridge will be closed again in 2021 for painting.
Suffolk County Council web site reads
Reason for closure
Removal of existing footbridge and installation of new footbridge.
There will be access through site
for pedestrians / cyclists.
Date of closure
3 - 23 August 2020 - 24hrs
B1508 to Colchester then A134, A131, B1508 & Vice versa.
Letter to Bures
Parish Council from SCC:-
your information, we are planning to carry out maintenance to Bures
Bridge which will involve re-applying a waterproofing membrane to
the bridge deck.
One week later, 10th August
The only work I can see that`s been carried out over the last week
are 4 very narrow trenches across the bridge
Today, they do appear to be removing the top tar coat
The grey car, obviously not knowing
about the repairs, turned towards the bridge from the High St
The female driver was stationary for at least ten minutes, before
I had to leave
This caused great amusment with the village folk - " I will
just sit here until you all move"
Work has now been extended another week until the 29th August
At 2.30pm, No workmen or vehicles
Statement from SCC
We hope you are keeping safe and
well. Following our email below, where we detailed the work to re-apply
a waterproofing membrane to the Bridge Street bridge deck, we are
writing to you again to provide you with an update.
During our time on site, we have
unfortunately encountered many service cables beneath the road surface
which were not shown on the record drawings before the work commenced.
This means that the proposed waterproofing works are being postponed.
Our teams have been working hard
to carefully expose the service cables, to enable them to be surveyed.
Once we receive the survey results, we will review the situation
and determine if we will be able to proceed with the waterproofing
without extensive work being required to divert the cables.
The road closure was due to be in
place until next Friday, 21 August; however, due to the unforeseen
complications on site, the plan is to vacate the area and reopen
the road by the end of this week.
We would like to apologise for the
inconvenience this may cause. We will write to you again once we
have a further update.
Bridge re-opened on Thurs 13th August
According to a source at Tesco Home
Delivery they have been informed, SCC will return to the bridge
on November 10th