Low Bridge on Embankment Road

 

The old rail bridge has a height restriction of 4.8m, with Embankment Road dipping down under the bridge to achieve this clearance. This is a separate structure from the higher cycle/pedestrian bridge.

 

 

Although now redundant, rail bridge's height currently prevents high vehicles from using Embankment Road - for example the larger HGV vehicles used by the Royal Mail cannot use this road to access the postal sorting depot on Breakwater Road and need to re-route via Mutley, or through Cot Hill, both residential areas.

The proposed scheme will significantly reduce the likelihood of flooding events which will improve the reliability and resilience of the route and open the MRN route to use by high-sided vehicles, as well as improving access to the City Centre and Millbay Port.