The bridge carrying Millfield Road over the Marchburn is unadopted and owned by the Parish Council , who have undertaken responsibility for its upkeep. The bridge is in a poor state of repair, and so a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) prohibiting use by vehicles greater than 3 tonnes in weight or 2 m in width has been imposed, whilst the PC considered the longer term future of the bridge.
Northumberland County Council’s Planning and Environment Committee decided to make this TRO permanent in May 2011. It can be revoked only if they are satisfied that the bridge has been strengthened sufficiently to allow the passage of heavier vehicles. Full details of the Parish Council’s thoughts on the future of the bridge can be found in the section at the bottom of each page on this website.
See all the information on the Millfield Road Bridge.