Damaged bridge inspection a ‘matter of priority’ says council
Back in 2019 ongoing issues resulted in a report which found the bridge ‘unsafe’, with authorities recommending it be demolished, but according to NELC authority the location is reguarly inspected, and any necessary maintenance carried out.
However, residents and walkers using the area have complained about ongoing problems with dog mess and litter. Holes have also appeared in the rust damaged sides of the structure.
One resident said: “I can’t believe the condition this bridge has been allowed to get into. A child or small animal could easily come to serious harm on this bridge. Then what?”
Another added: “The council need to do something about this. People pay their rates and what do we get back for it in this area? It’s disgusting”
A spokesperson for NELC said: “The bridge is inspected and any damaged areas have remedial maintenance.
“As part of the inspection regime, a site visit will be completed this week as a matter of priority to check the condition of the bridge and recommend any remedial repairs if they are required.”
An update is expected this week.