Bishopstoke Bridge closed again


Bishopstoke Bridge is closed to traffic today in what is described by Hampshire County Highways Department as an “emergency temporary closure” in order to carry out essential maintenance work.

The B3037 Bishopstoke Road from the junction with Dutton Lane to the junctions of the North and South slip roads with Station Hill and the alternative route is:

Bishopstoke Road / Fair Oak Road / Alan Drayton Way / Fair Oak Road / Eastleigh Road / Botley Road / Bubb Lane / Botley Road / High Street / Swaythling Road / Mansbridge Road / Wide Lane / Southampton Road / Station Hill (and its reverse).

It is expected that the road will be open again by 6am on Monday 17 November 2014.

In May 2013 the both the bridge and the mainline railway were closed after Eastleigh County Councillor Andy Moore reported that bolts holding the bridge together were found to be exposed.

On investigation the damage to the bridge was deemed not to be dangerous and repairs were made shortly after.

UPDATE: Bridge is expected to re-open 8.30pm this evening

Flashback: Exposed bolts 2013

Flashback: Exposed bolt 2013

  4 comments for “Bishopstoke Bridge closed again

  1. david
    November 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Surprised Thornton hasn’t jumped on this bandwagon …yet.

  2. Anne Romaine
    November 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Probably because Andy Moore beat him to it

  3. November 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    “Air Quality” its going to come as a surprise to you that due to heavy
    traffic there are a number of roads in central Eastleigh that are well
    above the maximum legal limit of forty ug/m3 for pollution. The UK
    government is going to be fined £300 million for pollution per annum
    by the EU because it is failing to reduce the nitrogen dioxide level
    within out towns and cities, Eastleigh is one of those towns.

  4. November 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    The UK has repeatedly failed to meet clean air targets, leaving most of
    our cities and towns clogged with Nitrogen Dioxide. Its estimated the gas
    kills 29,000 people every year. So what is Eastleigh Borough Council and
    Hampshire County Council going to do about it? Our roads can’t cope, they were built for horse and carts, the drainage system neglected for years. We all have a moral responsibility to protect our environment for
    future and present generations or don’t councillors care anymore.

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