The Twin Sails Bridge officially opened twelve days ago, but is still closed to traffic after cracks appeared in its tarmac.Read the full story ›
It was opened by Princess Anne less than two weeks ago, but contractors have had to remove the entire surface of Poole's Twin Sails Bridge because parts fell away when it was raised. The problem came when a middle layer of sand asphalt became separated in places from the road's top surface.
Remedial work is currently being carried out. A new layer of blue waterproofing is being laid on the bridge's distinctive 'sails', then the road's top surface will be put directly on to that, leaving out the middle layer which has caused the problems. That work could be completed by early next week.
Poole Borough Council hopes that if the remedial work is successful the bridge, which cost £21m to build could open to traffic at the beginning of April.
The Princess Royal was in Hampshire today as part of celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Read the full story ›
Princess Anne is to officially unveil the newly restored White Horse of Osmington.Read the full story ›
The Princess Royal spent half an hour speaking to clients and case workers at Hove's Citizens Advice Bureau. Volunteers working at the charity, of which the Princess is a patron, say their workload is increasing due to welfare reforms and rising unemployment.
The Princess Royal is due to visit the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton today. The organisation is celebrating its 180th anniversary. She will also pay a visit to the Brighton & Hove Citizens Advice Bureau which is starting a fundraising campaign.