Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

7 January 2014
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Traffic management during Abbey Bridge Closure – a few reasons why it is what it is

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With further delays to the re-opening of Abbey Bridge, one of the things that’s repeatedly cropping up on social media is the question of why the current traffic management system was chosen. In particular, people want to know why we … Continue reading

28 December 2013
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Information doesn’t just want to be free. It needs to be free.

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Floods have been in the news a lot recently. We got away with it here in Evesham, where the highest level reached by the Avon just managed to creep over lower sections of Waterside but without closing the road or … Continue reading

10 April 2013
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Evesham Abbey Bridge – closure delayed

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Probably not unexpected, but this press release has just been sent out by Worcestershire County Council: Temporary bridge to increase pace on vital Abbey Bridge replacement work delayed by severe weather Flooding, snow and prolonged freezing conditions this winter has … Continue reading

13 July 2012
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Evesham bridge closure – traffic options

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I blogged a few days ago about the alternative designs for the new Evesham Abbey Bridge that weren’t adopted. But the FOI request which obtained that information also provided the options considered for traffic management while the bridge is closed. … Continue reading

7 July 2012
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Evesham Abbey Bridge: What might have been (and why not)

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Update: I’ve edited this article as I originally got the images of the bridges incorrectly assigned to their respective designers. As anyone who lives in or near Evesham will know, the Abbey Bridge is going to be replaced over the … Continue reading