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A1 Blaydon Bridge Plaque

Reported via desktop in the Sign issue category anonymously at 21:03, Friday 19 November 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Since the recent update of the traffic fencing on the upstream side of Blaydon Bridge the marble plaque which was unveiled by H M The Queen to mark the official opening was removed and has never been re erected. The fence is a continuous run across its original position on the parapit. When is this going to be replaced ?

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  • Thank you for contacting us regarding the plaque on Blaydon Bridge.

    The marble plaque was installed at a time when safety standards were not as they are now, and as such the plaque did not conform to current standards, in case of an incident at this location.

    The Project Manager of the works recognised the significance of the plaque and so ensured our contractors carefully remove it. It was reinstalled at a location still relevant to the bridge but away from being at risk of being a part of any traffic incident. The plaque now sits on its own plinth viewable from the northbound Blaydon entry slip (J73) Location 54.9595, -1.6925

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 22121485 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards National Highways

    Posted anonymously at 10:06, Tuesday

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