Council applies for listed building consent for Countess Wear road widening …

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DEVON County Council has applied for listed building consent for its road widening scheme in Bridge Road.

The scheme involves the addition of a new cantilevered foot/cycle way against the side of Countess Wear bridge which faces upstream.

This will enable the existing footpath on the bridge to be removed and an additional traffic lane created over the structure to reduce congestion.

The bridge was first opened in 1771 and was re-profiled in 1842 when one of the middle piers was removed.

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