River Thames flooding closes Sonning Bridge for second time

Sonning road sign
Image caption Sonning Bridge closed for almost two weeks in January

Sonning Bridge, which crosses the River Thames near Caversham, has been closed to traffic for the second time in a month.

Oxfordshire County Council said the bridge, which links Oxfordshire and Berkshire, had been shut due to flooding.

It was closed for two weeks in January for the same reason.

A petition for a third bridge in Reading attracted 3,600 signatures following the previous bridge closure.

A public meeting to discuss the possibility of a third bridge will be held by representatives from South Oxfordshire, Wokingham and Reading councils at Highdown School on Thursday.

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