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Closure of bridge at Corbridge

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Notice from Northumberland County Council:

As you may be aware the bridge across the river Tyne at Corbridge is to be closed to road traffic, starting on Thursday 23rd January at 9 am.  The closure will be in place from 9 am to 3.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, until 14th February.

During the periods of closure local buses which normally cross will be unable to do so.  Buses on Go North East route 10 (Hexham-Newcastle) will omit their diversion into and out of Corbridge village and call near the Lion roundabout, on the south side of the river.  Buses on Go North East routes X84 and X85 (Hexham-Newcastle), also Arriva 85 and Stagecoach 685 (Carlisle-Newcastle) will run via the A69 between Hexham and Corbridge; they will call near the Angel on the north side of the river but omit their usual stops on the south side.

Access for pedestrians across the bridge will be maintained at all times.

To assist with travel across the bridge NCC have arranged a wheelchair-accessible minibus to run between Hill Street in Corbridge, and the Angel, across the A68 bridge to Riding Mill, with a connection there with buses on Go North East route 10.  This bus will run hourly during the period of closure of the bridge at Corbridge.

NCC have arranged for notices with details of these arrangements to be placed at the bus stops affected, and have asked the bus operators to ensure information is available through their usual channels. 

21.01.14

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