Orwell Bridge study offers new hope for reducing high wind closures

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A ground-breaking study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during periods of high winds.


Reducing the speed limit over the bridge during high winds, using temporary lane closures to mitigate the effect of high winds on vehicles, and keeping the bridge open in one direction are three potential solutions identified in the year-long study, commissioned by Highways England.

Trucking good news: Britain picked to build prototype electric lorry

Volta will produce its first zero-emission truck in Britain

Volta will produce its first zero-emission truck in Britain


A Swedish start-up hoping to revolutionise the transport industry with electric trucks has picked the UK to build its prototype vehicle.

Volta is tapping Britain’s expertise in the automotive industry to produce the first of its battery-powered vehicles intended for urban deliveries.