Caerwent bridge collapse closes road

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PART of a bridge has collapsed near Caerwent, and engineers say the road crossing it could be closed for seven days. The bridge, crossing the Nedern Brook is on the road linking Caerwent to Caldicot.

County council engineers were informed of the situation on Wednesday (14th May) afternoon and following an immediate inspection a decision was made on safety grounds to close the bridge to traffic.

Highways engineers inspected the site with contractors on yesterday and estimated the road could be closed for up to an additional seven days once repair works start on Monday, May 19th. Following completion of the repair works a single lane will be opened under traffic lights until a permanent solution is reached to replace the bridge.

Closure signs are in place and traffic will be diverted from Caerwent along the A48 to the Parkwall roundabout and the B4245 to Caldicot.

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2:45pm Fri 16 May 14

Campaign for better transport/Swites.org.uk says...

Can we look at useing redundant track to sevice cearwent , crick, and coldicot.? The bridges are still there and you have major houseing developments in the area. This is an area that is fundamental for the region and lacking good public transportation links that can benefit the region.
And reduce congestion. Station halts and low upgrade of track. This would help east and west connectivity. So both nation's win?
Can we look at useing redundant track to sevice cearwent , crick, and coldicot.? The bridges are still there and you have major houseing developments in the area. This is an area that is fundamental for the region and lacking good public transportation links that can benefit the region. And reduce congestion. Station halts and low upgrade of track. This would help east and west connectivity. So both nation's win? Campaign for better transport/Swites.org.uk
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3:18pm Fri 16 May 14

Woodgnome says...

I hope the little trolls weren't hurt.
I hope the little trolls weren't hurt. Woodgnome
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10:42pm Fri 16 May 14

sword of truth says...

Massive disruption to hundreds of locals in Caerwent and Caldicot. No easy diversions. Can the local Councillors and Planners sleep easy, having granted permission for over a hundred homes at Nedern Rise? In the dash for jobs, money and kudos, no levy imposed on Redrow or Taylor Wimpey to provide an alternative access to their sites? The road infrastructure was never remotely capable of taking hundreds of extra vehicles a day, and certainly, the collapsed bridge was always likely to fail with dozens of fully laden construction vehicles thundering over it every day. Respond s'il vous plait Leaders?
Massive disruption to hundreds of locals in Caerwent and Caldicot. No easy diversions. Can the local Councillors and Planners sleep easy, having granted permission for over a hundred homes at Nedern Rise? In the dash for jobs, money and kudos, no levy imposed on Redrow or Taylor Wimpey to provide an alternative access to their sites? The road infrastructure was never remotely capable of taking hundreds of extra vehicles a day, and certainly, the collapsed bridge was always likely to fail with dozens of fully laden construction vehicles thundering over it every day. Respond s'il vous plait Leaders? sword of truth
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