THE trial closure of a North Yorkshire bridge is set to be modified to take place every weekend instead of every day.

Whitby's Swing Bridge was trialing daily closures to improve safety for residents and visitors, however, this has now been modified to be weekend only closures from the start of October.

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The decision was amended after feedback from ongoing consultation.

Vehicles will be prohibited across the bridge between 10.30am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, but the recent exemption for buses and vehicles responding to an emergency will continue.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for access, said: "The daily closure of Whitby Swing Bridge to vehicles was necessary due to the increasing number of visitors throughout summer. Exempting buses and vehicles travelling to an emergency call-out has been met with support so we are continuing this element of the trial.

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“By the start of October there will have been a period of six weeks with these measures in place."


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