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Rapidly deteriorating bridge

Reported via desktop in the Bridge-Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 16:10, Sunday 18 September 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3832902.

This portion of the public footpath has a bridge over a ditch which is made of three pieces of wood. one of the planks is rotted and has become unstable. This is making the bridge dangerous to use. At the other end of this bridge used to be a stile which has also rotted out and is now no longer there. The condition of this stile was previously reported to you some months ago before it had collapsed completely, by another person. If nothing is done this is going to become an accident waiting to happen. I strongly urge you to contact the land owner as it is in his interest to fix this before someone gets seriously hurt.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:10, Sunday 18 September 2022

  • Investigation: Completed (Highways to Monitor, Routine Inspection Programme) - Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We can confirm that the issue regarding the bridge is being investigated; however, we are unable to provide a timescale of when this will be completed. However, we will update the report as soon as we have this information. We can confirm that the landowner has already been made aware of the issue regarding the fence and stile at this location and it is their responsibility to decide if they would like to replace this or not. (please ignore 'highways to monitor' status).

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:11, Monday 26 September 2022

  • Investigation: Ongoing

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:17, Monday 26 September 2022

  • A temporary repair has been made to the planks on the bridge. The sale and fencing have not been replaced.

    Posted anonymously at 14:33, Tuesday 18 October 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - A works order has been raised to replace the existing sleeper bridge at this location. Having gained the agreement from the landowner, a new kissing gate will also be installed. This work will be undertaken within the next six months.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:19, Friday 4 November 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:00, Tuesday 15 November 2022

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Ongoing

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:18, Thursday 17 November 2022

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Completed (Work Completed)

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:26, Wednesday 23 November 2022

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