Speed limit reduced to 40mph on Orwell Bridge due to high winds

Orwell Bridge.

The A14 Orwell Bridge just outside of Ipswich - Credit: Gregg Brown

A 40mph speed limit was in place on the Orwell Bridge outside of Ipswich due to high winds earlier today.

National Highways confirmed the speed limit was being enforced in both directions of the A14 bridge at about 12.30pm on Monday.

However, the limit was lifted at about 3pm.

According to the Met Office, wind speeds were recorded at 35mph at about 12pm but are expected to die down later in the afternoon.

The Orwell Bridge has previously shut to vehicles whenever wind speeds reach 50mph, but reduced speed limits are now typically introduced instead.

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