Opening Bridge – Update 

Like so many others in Faversham, the Creek Trust Board is very concerned by the prolonged wait for news about when we will get our opening bridge. We have been continuing to work on this, lobbying behind the scenes on your behalf. We are in regular contact with KCC, and they assure us that: 

  • They are committed to achieving an opening bridge in Faversham
  • They have a team working on all aspects of the project including the legal position and the finances. The contribution of £125,000 made by the public is being kept safely in a reserve account
  • They are considering alternative designs of opening bridge, which may be much less expensive. We have given them our research which indicates that a lifting bridge, with the whole mechanism above ground, should be cheaper to construct and install, and should take far less time to install too – hence much shorter and cheaper road closures
  • While KCC are not yet ready to report on their progress, we are confident that they are moving in the right direction, and they will bring us up to date as soon as they can

We will report to you again after the next Bridge Steering Group Meeting, which is scheduled to take place at the end of June

For more information, please email us at


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