May 13, 2008
'Don't let lorries thunder by our homes when bridge opens'
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.
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.
road is entirely unsuitable for large vehicles and I share residents'
concerns about 44 tonne lorries using the Walrow," he said.
need sensible weight restrictions in place so residents get the
benefit of the bridge being re-open without lorries thundering
past all day."
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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as final repairs get underway
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