Great Bardfield Bridge Closure – Summer 2019

Here’s an overview of what will happen while the bridge at Great Bardfield is closed.



Journeys between Braintree and Finchingfield will be unaffected. The main bus will turn at Stephen Marshall Avenue. Arrival and departure times from the Fox P.H. will remain the same as the current timetable.

Passengers travelling to and from Great Bardfield will need to connect using a shuttle bus that is being provided. by E.C.C. The changeover point is Shalford Village Hall.

Towards Braintree, the shuttle bus will start at Crown Street outside the Co-Op store. The next stop will be the bus shelter on Braintree Road at the junction of Alienor Avenue.  (The stop at the inner end of Alienor Avenue will not be used during the diversion)

We’re very sorry, we’ll not be able to serve the regular stops  opposite Vine Street or Beslyns Road on the Finchingfield side of the Bridge.


Service 16 will start and finish at Finchingfield then travel via Wethersfield, Shalford to Great Bardfield where it will then resume the normal route.

Temporary  SERVICE 16 Timetable

Temporary 9&9A Timetable including shuttle bus


Further information regarding the reasons for the bridge closure and traffic arrangements can be found on the Essex Highways Website