Advanced warning of bridge repairs at Alfriston, East Sussex.

28th May 2014

Essential bridge repairs are due to be carried out by East Sussex County Council on the bridge carrying the SDW over the River Cuckmere at Alfriston. The mainly wooden bridge known locally as "The White Bridge" has suffered from years of use and recent flooding. Contractors are due to start erecting scaffolding around the bridge on Monday 9th June. The scaffold construction is likely to take one week and will then carry a temporary walkway for the duration of the refurbishment. The walkway will be open for pedestrians and cycles being pushed.

Between 9th and 14th of June during the scaffold construction the crossing will be closed to all users. A diversion will be in place taking people 600 metres up the river bank to the stone road bridge and then back down river bank on the opposite side to rejoin the SDW. See the interactive map for details of this diversion. Users wishing to continue along the SDW over Windover Hill to Jevington need not head back down the eastern river bank but can continue along the lane to meet the SDW.

A suitable diversion for equestrian users is to be agreed with East Sussex County Council and will be notified shortly.

Further updates on progress will be posted on this website.

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Alfriston White Bridge  - ESCC