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Capping stones on bridge have been pushed into Shill Brook

Reported via desktop in the Bridges category anonymously at 17:13, Thursday 18 March 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The cement securing the capstones on Fishers Bridge has obviously worn through natural erosion/frost damage. Today 18 March three cap stones made of concrete must have come sufficiently loose for someone (unknown) to have pushed them off the bridge into the brook below on the downstream side of the bridge. Adults and children regularly stand on the bridge looking over the wall to the water below. The capping stones appear to be intact and are lying in the shallow water (wadeable subject to rain and water levels) in the brook bed immediately below the bridge. It is noticeable after a close inspection that gaps between other cap stones no longer have any mortar on BOTH sides of the bridge. Currently no other stones are loose. Prompt action will be necessary to prevent further environmental or deliberate damage to the exposed structure as well as cementing any worn mortar securing cap stones on both sides of the bridge.

Council ref: ENQ21890495

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:14, Thursday 18 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:11, Friday 16 April 2021

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:08, Thursday 29 April 2021

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