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Swing Bridge to be reduced to single lane

The St George's Swing Bridge will be reduced to a single lane with a weight limit put in place after a recent engineering survey by the Department of Public Works.

According to a government spokeswoman, the new rules will come into effect on Tuesday, along with a 15k speed limit on the bridge.

The spokeswoman added that full details will be released during a town hall meeting at the Penno's Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal on Monday at 6.30pm.

“The Ministry would like to reassure the public that it will not prohibit public transport or private vehicles crossing the bridge during this time and that swing bridge traffic lights will be controlled manually during peak traffic hours (morning and evening commutes) to ensure residents are not inconvenienced by the changes,” she stated.

“Letters went out today from the Ministry to owners of vehicles greater than ten tonnes to advise them of the weight restriction which will be in place until such a time that essential maintenance works have been completed.

“The Ministry of Public Works will issue permits, where possible, for vehicles greater than ten tonnes gross vehicle weight, specifying acceptable reduced load parameters under the permit.”

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Published December 19, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 19, 2015 at 2:56 am)

Swing Bridge to be reduced to single lane

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