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Consultation on Aldermaston Wharf Bridge

The Parish Council have received the following notification from West Berkshire Council regarding the Aldermaston Wharf Lifting Bridge.

Dear Consultee,

Aldermaston wharf Lifting Bridge carries the A340 over the Kennet and Avon Canal at Aldermaston Wharf in West Berkshire. The existing bridge has been in service for nearly 40 years now and, being mechanical, it becomes more inclined to breakdown and more expensive to maintain as it ages.

The bridge is due a for major overhaul in the near future and therefore West Berkshire Council has taken the opportunity to review the bridge and the service it currently provides and look at various options for improving this crossing point of the canal with regard to reducing delays and making it safer and more reliable for both highway and canal users.

To this end West Berkshire Council has commissioned KGAL consultants who specialise in the construction and maintenance of movable bridges to review the bridge and look at options for its future.

I have attached copies of the Optioneering and Further Development of Options reports produce by KGAL for your consideration. The option to reconstruct a wider version of the existing bridge scores highly in the reports and this option was endorsed by West Berkshire Council’s Transport Action Group (TAG) when the reports were considered by them towards the end of 2018.

 The reports can be accessed by clicking the links below

Optioneering report

Further Development of options report

 If you wish to make comment on these proposals please contact West Berkshire Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Aldermaston parish Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 19th March 2019.


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