A14: Bridges:Written question - 273775

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(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)
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Asked on: 05 July 2019
Department for Transport
A14: Bridges
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.
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Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 10 July 2019

Year

Total Closures

2015 (from 1 April)

1

2016

2

2017

2

2018

6

2019 (to 30 June)

2

The closure summary above is categorised as follows:

Year

High Winds

Suicide

Road Traffic Incident

2015 (from 1 April)

0

0

1

2016

2

0

0

2017

2

0

0

2018

5

1

0

2019 (to 30 June)

2

0

0

Roadworks closures have not been included in the above summaries because of the way Highways England record roadworks data. Their records do not identify the Orwell Bridge as a specific section, nor do their records differentiate between a complete closure or a lane closure.

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