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Bridge damaged, Gainsbridge Brook blocked

Reported via desktop in the Bridges category anonymously at 10:12, Friday 14 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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Corner of bridge wall damaged and broken off, with large piece of concrete and stone now in the Gainsbridge Brook, blocking the watercourse. This happened a few years ago - and it took a couple of years for it to be repaired!

Council ref: ENQ21894568

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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 10:12, Friday 14 May 2021

  • What is happening about this? There have been many thunderstorms in the last few days - if there is a really heavy downpour, or even two or three in quick succession, the blockage could cause serious flooding both on the road, and potentially in the houses that are adjacent to the broken bridge. Last time it took over two years to fix this. Surely this is a matter of some urgency!

    Posted anonymously at 09:25, Wednesday 19 May 2021

  • Large piece of bridge removed from stream but now the bridge needs rebuilding ( again)

    Posted by Kate Daunt at 18:46, Thursday 20 May 2021

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    Although the large piece of the bridge has been removed, and the broken pieces put on the road side (and so a potential hazard should they fall into the road etc), there are a large number of stones remaining in the Brook, restricting the flow. Were there to be a flood, it would be entirely due to highways not dealing with this issue in a timely manner. How about some sort of response on this site - rather than the ’ investigating’ note.

    Posted anonymously at 13:05, Sunday 23 May 2021

  • Team came yesterday - moved the stones around (probably into a slightly safer configuration), put barriers around the end of the bridge. However, they did not remove the smaller stones from the stream, which are making ir shallower, and so more liable to flood, nor did they rebuild the bridge. Is this not a waste of resources? Vehicle, team, equiptment all attend the problem. Do little. Go away. In time (took 2 years last time), another vehicle, team and equiptment will come out and (hopefully) fix the problem. What a waste of everyone's time and resources! Surely one visit, do the job and go. No wonder monies are short if they are wasted like this!

    Posted by Paul Harrison at 11:39, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • Nothing been done - wall still broken, stones still in stream, raising the level of the stream-bed, so making flooding more of a risk

    Posted anonymously at 20:02, Sunday 13 June 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still nothing done. Site is an eyesore. No response to query - which were NOT posted anonymously - I do not expect things to be fixed instantly, but surely the courtesy of a (public) reply so people know what is going on…? No?

    Posted by Paul Harrison at 11:37, Monday 12 July 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:40, Monday 12 July 2021

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