Bridge closure prompts track to implement traffic review in Musselburgh

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Musselburgh Racecourse says it has reviewed its traffic management procedures following the permanent closure of the Electric Bridge.

But racecourse boss Bill Farnsworth has voiced disappointment at the way the matter has been handled by Scottish Power, claiming the company missed an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to East Lothian.

The Electric Bridge was built to carry traffic involved in construction of Cockenzie Power Station and was traditionally opened on race days to assist traffic.

When the power station closed, Scottish Power said there was no operational need to manage or maintain the bridge which crosses the River Esk and diverts traffic away from the High Street.

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