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Bridge over Madley Brook in very poor condition

Reported in the Bridges category anonymously at 16:09, Wed 18 July 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

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The wooden railings on the footpath bridge over Madley Brook are in an appalling condition. The railings are rotting and wobbly and recently the lower rail on one part of the bridge has dropped off. It is only a matter of time until a child, or an adult, falls into the brook. I think this has been reported in the past but clearly nothing effective has been done. The other bridges over the Windrush are also in a poor condition. Given the number of people that use the footpath to Cogges, I would have thought repair of the bridges would be treated as a priority.

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  • Category changed from ‘Countryside Paths / Public Rights of Way (usually not tarmac)’ to ‘Bridges’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:20, Fri 20 July 2018

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation. The Private owner of this bridge has been advised.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:18, Thu 16 August 2018

  • If the owner of the bridge was advised about its condition, he/she has done nothing about it and inevitably the bridge has deteriorated further. As a public footpath passes over the bridge, I do not understand why the council has no responsibility to ensure public safety when using it.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 19:01, Sun 21 October 2018

  • We believe this issue was addressed but due to a technical error it hasn’t been updated on FixMyStreet. We now consider it fixed, but if the issue still exists please let us know by creating a new report on FixMyStreet:

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:05, Tuesday 1 June 2021

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