Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reach Lode Bridge to be closed for repairs

Sorry – been busy coding, sometimes late into the night.  The trouble is it is quite a while since I have written much software and it is a new language. So whilst my brain says there must be some way of doing something, it doesn’t supply the code and I have to keep looking up the syntax. I am enjoying it though.

Even my cycling has dropped in priority.  However as the bridge is shortly going to be closed I thought I’d better respond to the comment. Sorry for the delay. Just a shade under 6,000 miles cycled so far this year – so overall it has been a good year. I am hoping to get a few more miles in during December.


  1. Swaffham Bulbeck CyclistDecember 6, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Hi JME
    I phoned the National Trust at Wicken Fen today to ask about Reach Lode Bridge, and the latest is that the bridge will be closed for repairs from this coming Monday (8th) until Friday (12th December). This is subject to change of course but that's the plan anyway. So all being well, it should be open again by next weekend.

    1. NT have confirmed work started today (Mon).

  2. Swaffham Bulbeck CyclistDecember 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Bridge still closed today. Assume it will be tomorrow as well.

  3. It was open and all machinery removed on afternoon of Sunday (14th). The gravel surface is still a little soft, but the wetness will help pack it down. I hope no motorbikes find it !

  4. Swaffham Bulbeck CyclistDecember 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Good news Mike- thanks for the update.

  5. Swaffham Bulbeck CyclistDecember 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Went over the bridge this afternoon. Looks great and the angle of the 'dodgy' ramp on the southern side is much reduced to make for a much smoother ride. Good work NT.

    It's a real pity though that some irresponsible horse riders are already using the bridge and churning the surface - completely ignoring the signs politely asking them not to use the bridge until the surface settles enough to accomodate horses (new year).