We are working on developing an app to notify you when the bridge is shut.
The best options at the moment to check for a closed Orwell Bridge are:
- Highways England website
TrafficEngland.com will show the condition of all roads they control (in Suffolk this is the A14 and A12 up to Ipswich (but not to the East of Ipswich)), including colour coded indication of traffic flow and speed.
- Listen to Local Radio
BBC Radio Suffolk should indicate whether the bridge is closed.
- News websites
News websites such as the Ipswich Star, EADT and BBC Suffolk will indicate a bridge closure
- Social Media
Highways England (Highways Agency) and local police typically tweet when the bridge is closed
- Electronic Information Boards
If driving and unable to get updates, the large electronic information boards on the A12 and A14 will tell you if the bridge is shut.