A highly anticipated road reopening has come sooner as expected as motorists can now cross between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire with ease.

Cookham Bridge, a key travel route between Cookham and Bourne End, closed in October 2023 for "essential maintenance" including bearing replacement, re-waterproofing, resurfacing and joint replacement.

With an original completion date of March 22, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead revealed earlier in the week that the bridge will be up and running as of Saturday, March 16.

However, to the delight of many motorists, the Friday commute was made all the easier when the bridge was found to be open.

A spokesperson from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: "Cookham Bridge has reopened slightly earlier than planned to motor vehicles following essential maintenance work.

"The bridge is now reopen to traffic following work including bearing replacement, re-waterproofing, resurfacing & joint replacement."

The Bridge is currently being operated by temporary traffic lights.

Final works will continue underneath the bridge until next month to complete the project.

The works have extended the life of the Grade II listed structure, ensuring the bridge, which has a 7.5 tonne weight limit, continues to serve the community for many years to come and means more disruptive work will be avoided in future years.