A new petition has been launched the remove the "extremely narrow" bollards on Marlow Bridge.

There are currently nine bollards on the bridge which last year had width restrictions installed onto them to further discourage heavy HGVs from crossing.

However, this has frustrated some residents with the distance between the bollards becoming even tighter.

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This is now the second time a petition has been launched as weeks after the installation of the width restrictors a campaign was launched.

The campaign came to nothing but now a new petition has been launched.

The petition says that "hundreds of motorists" have now damaged their vehicles whilst driving through the bollards.

It also reads: "The current bollards are meant to restrict overweight lorries but, at just over 2 metres wide, they are actually restricting family cars.

"Hundreds of motorists have now damaged not only their wheels but the bodywork of their vehicles. Apart from costing the public vast amounts of money, these restrictions may will also cause other issues."

These issues are highlighted as worries such as "traffic congestion north and south of the bridge", "excessive car parking on the south side of the river" and "slower economic recovery of Marlow High Street post Covid-19 as visitors are discouraged from travelling into Marlow from areas to the south".

The petition also says the bollards "increase road traffic accidents along Little Marlow Road" and "increase in air pollution and carbon emissions in the area.

The ePetition was launched on January 11 and currently only has 18 signatures but will be open to sign until February 8.

There have been a number of incidents over the years when overweight vehicles have attempted to cross the historic bridge.

Most recently, a local resident was stood in front of a lorry to stop it from crossing the bridge.

Sue Winter told the Free Press: “I got out of my car and stood in front of the lorry, preventing it from going any further forward.

“The driver wasn’t very pleased.

“About five minutes later the police turned up and made the driver turnaround by driving into the bit of road leading to the church.”

In 2016, it was closed and saw “overstressing on key structural parts” when a HGV driver from a European haulage company vastly exceeded a three-tonne weight limit in his 37-tonne lorry, blew a tyre and got stuck.

Two months later another disaster was barely averted when an overweight van attempted to cross it five minutes after it was officially reopened following extensive inspections.

There have been calls from locals to place ANPR cameras and this looks like a possibility as the council installed temporary traffic enforcement cameras after reports of "damage" to the iconic infrastructure.