Controversial bridge lighting fails yet again - The Stratford Observer
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9th Aug, 2022

Controversial bridge lighting fails yet again

THE INFAMOUS lights along Stratford’s Tramway Bridge have failed yet again.

The £138,000 scheme of programmable coloured lighting was installed in 2010 and has been dogged with problems ever since.

Their replacement two years ago set Stratford District Council back a further £90,000 but after recently failing to light up, the new set has not proved durable.

The council has reassured the repair work would not come at a cost this time round.

A spokesperson said: “Following investigations a fix, at no cost to the district council, has been found however the decision has been made not to fix the lights this side of Christmas to ensure least disruption to the town, as the bridge would have to be closed for some time for the works to be carried out.”

The lights were installed on the grade II listed bridge in 2010 as part of the World Class Stratford initiative – a project to improve the look and infrastructure of the town.

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