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« on: November 01, 2017, 02:59:34 PM »

A key landmark in Maidenhead will soon be lit up from dusk until dawn as the final phase of the council’s lighting strategy concludes.

Maidenhead Bridge, a Grade I-listed structure, will be illuminated thanks to new lights on the river banks.
 
The new lighting will be officially switched on by the Mayor, Cllr John Lenton, on Wednesday 1 November at 4.45pm at Bridge Gardens.
 
The project forms the final part of a wider strategy including the Jubilee Clock Tower and the installation of way markers throughout the town centre that light up in a variety of colours at night time.
 
Steph James, Maidenhead town centre manager, said: “We have a lot to be proud of in Maidenhead and our beautiful riverside is a wonderful place for residents and visitors to enjoy.
 
“Lighting Maidenhead Bridge at night is a great way to highlight the area and this historic structure which has become synonymous with our town.”

Once completed the lights will automatically follow nocturnal hours and emit a soft, amber light. It will also be possible to change the colour for special occasions. None of the lights will have any contact with the actual bridge.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council said: “Maidenhead Bridge is one of the gateways into the town and is recognisable throughout Berkshire. With the emerging Borough Local Plan and the regeneration of Maidenhead underway this is another key addition that will enhance the town and the riverside area in particular for years to come.”

Andrew Saunders-Davies, divisional chairman of Berkeley Homes who are developing the neighbouring Taplow Riverside site, said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this fantastic initiative which will enhance the setting of the listed Maidenhead Bridge.”
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