Recent repair works on a bridge are due to be finished ahead of schedule, marking the end of a year-and-a-half saga.

Councillor Nathan Ley said on Twitter that work on Abingdon Bridge is “nearly done, ahead of schedule.”

Adding that the temporary lights, which were predicted to be in place from March 27 to April 6, are now gone for good too.

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He continued: “Bridges are in a bad way across the county. There’s nowhere near enough government grants for them all.

“It was a complex job on a scheduled monument, but at least this one’s future is secure.”

The 15th century bridge, which carries the A415 across the River Thames, previously had lights installed from May 2021 to December 2022.

The lights were in place while Oxfordshire County Council repaired stonework that had become dislodged to the eastern side of the north arch of the bridge, reducing its strength.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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