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NEWHAVEN BRIDGE CROSSING CLOSED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT

September 22 2015.


Due to engineering testing work on Newhaven Swing Bridge, the A259 at Drove Road, Newhaven will be closed to all traffic from 10.00pm tonight though to 5.00am tomorrow morning, Thursday the 24th. 


The Engineering work includes a Site Acceptance Test (SAT). The SAT involves putting the bridge through different scenarios such as power outage, wrong buttons being pressed etc. and to see how under those conditions the bridge and the operators perform and overcome those possible problems. 

The road will be reopened no later than 5.00am to allow commuters to catch the 5.16am train from Newhaven Town station.