Shoreham Toll Bridge likely to close

Grade II listed
structure Shoreham Tollbridge may
close unless an extra £140,000 can be found in the next 6
months.

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The old tollbridge
over the River Adur,
once the route of the A27, is now well used by cyclists and walkers and would be sorely missed if it
closed.

The bridge needs
urgent repairs. Liza McKinney, chairman of Old Shoreham
Tollbridge Community Trust, said: "So far, £364,000 has been
raised but the Trust feels trying to get another £140,000 in
such a short time would be almost impossible. The money needs to
be raised within the next six months or a grant of £192,000 from
the Heritage Lottery will be withdrawn".

Louise Goldsmith,
West Sussex County Councillor for the environment, said: "We are
still exploring possibilities of where we can find finance for
the tollbridge. I would like to reassure residents that the
county council is committed to finding a solution as quickly as
possible".

The tollbridge dates
back to 1781.

 

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