When is bridge to be repaired?

A plea from a Bath mum for contractors to get on with repairing the stone ‘lodge’ at the London Road end of Cleveland Bridge – damaged in a hit and run a few months ago.IMG_4963

Simona Thompson writes:

“Do you know why it is taking so long to repair Cleveland bridge? The bridge was damaged following an accident in August 2017 and has been in this state for weeks.

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The bridge is used by many people and in particular mums with their children (like me!) walking their children to school or to nursery.”

The damaged structure on the approach to this River Avon crossing – built in 1827 – is covered in scaffolding and the pedestrian route on that side is blocked.

A spokesperson for B&NES told Bath Newseum:

‘I gather that a listed building application – in hand – has to be submitted first. I’ve asked to be updated.’