Orwell Bridge REOPENS – but wind speeds still being monitored

Storm clouds making their way to the Orwell Bridge  Picture: MICK WEBB

Storm clouds making their way to the Orwell Bridge Picture: MICK WEBB


Highways England has reopened the Orwell Bridge, but says it is continuing to monitor wind speeds.

Bosses say they will be monitoring the wind speeds and will let motorists know about any future closures.

They have also provided an update on what is due to happen on Monday and Tuesday, when gusts are expected to be between 40mph and 50mph.

It is unlikely the bridge will need to be closed on Monday or Tuesday, they said.

They tweeted: "We will be monitoring the windspeeds and advise of any future closures.

"#A14 Orwell Bridge - Monday and Tuesdays wind is forecasted to come from the direction threshold set at the higher limit, so it is unlikely it will need to be closed, but as always please do drive carefully and we will update you if closures are required."

The bridge finally reopened at around midnight on Sunday having been closed most of the day.

- Stay with us for Orwell Bridge updates as they happen.

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