Council shares findings after bridge complaints


Council shares findings after bridge complaints

North East Lincolnshire Council has outlined plans to carry out repairs after residents and local walkers complained about the ‘shocking’ condition of Fuller Street Bridge in Cleethorpes.

Locals say the bridge, which is regularly used as a thoroughfare for people walking to and from the beach and for football fans visiting Blundell Park, has been ‘plagued with dog mess and litter’.

Several added that they were disappointed by the lack of effort put into its upkeep after holes appeared in the rusty metal walls 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”

This isn’t the first time the bridge has prompted an unfavourable reaction.

Back in 2019 ongoing issues resulted in a report which found the bridge ‘unsafe’ to be unsafe, with authorities recommending it be demolished.

The council have now carried out an inspection and say they will be carrying out repairs.

A spokesperson said: “An inspection of Fuller Street bridge was carried out last week, which identified two panels requiring repair.
“A request has been submitted for work to be carried out as soon as possible.
“The bridge can continue to be used while we await these minor works to be carried out.”

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