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Whitchurch Bridge
Pangbourne

Reading

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Whitchurch Toll Bridge, which is owned by The Company of Proprietors of Whitchurch Bridge, is under reconstruction. The river is open for boat users, but closed to road traffic until September 2014. The main contractor is Balfour Beatty. There is a temporary footbridge for pedestrians, invalid buggies and pushed (not ridden) bicycles and small motorbikes. If you have a question please use our message board.  

Information about the Bridge Reconstruction (updated 31st July 2014)

This website is the main source of information about the reconstruction of Whitchurch Bridge.  You can also follow us on Twitter.  Balfour Beatty are also mail-dropping a monthly Newsletter to local residents - the latest edition, July, is here.  If you would like to receive newsletters by email please email us.  The Bridge will re-open by the end of September: we'll announce a more precise date here and on Twitter as soon as we can.

Details of the works programme are here.

A time-lapse photographic record of the works for the last month is here.  Nick Brazil's videos are here.

 

Tolls and Toll Collection System (added 31st July 2014)

Next week Parkare, our Bridge Card system contractor, will be installing quicker-acting barriers, longer-range Bridge Card readers and new software, which together will improve cycle times and thus reduce queues. We confirm that when the Bridge re-opens the casth Toll will remain at 40p and the Bridge Card Toll - for new top-ups - will increase to 29.4p (ie 34 crossings for 10).  All pre-paid crossings on Bridge Cards paid for at 20p will be valid until they are used up.  There will be no increase in Tolls until we decide to submit a Toll Application (which the Board will discuss in September 2014) and get approval from the Secretary of State for Transport: this process takes up to a year. If and when we decide to submit a Toll Application we'll announce it here and on Twitter and publish the full Toll Application on this website.