Published: May 13, 2008
Residents: 'Don't let lorries thunder by our homes when bridge opens'

Residents living near Highbridge's Walrow railway bridge want new weight restrictions introduced in order to prevent lorries and heavy goods vehicles thundering past their homes.

Councillor Chris Williams - who became an independent councillor this week - says he has been approached by residents living in nearby Walrow Terrace who are worried that when the bridge is re-opened they will be faced with non-stop noise.

"The road is entirely unsuitable for large vehicles and I share residents' concerns about 44 tonne lorries using the Walrow," he said.

"We need sensible weight restrictions in place so residents get the benefit of the bridge being re-open without lorries thundering past all day."

The town council is to pursue the matter with Somerset County Council. It comes after a nine week closure of Highbridge's Walrow Railway Bridge began on March 15th, with Network Rail currently carrying out much-needed strenghtening work amid safely fears.

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