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Disgraceful state of the steps on Wallingford bridge

Reported via mobile in the Bridges category anonymously at 22:57, Monday 13 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The steps on Wallingford bridge are in a disgraceful state and have been now for many years, with a yellow cover being put in place at least 3 years ago. The gap now between the cover and the steps has got considerably larger and is very dangerous. It is an accident waiting to happen. At the top of the steps where it meets the bridge itself the top plinth is missing and the exposed bricks are sharp.

Apart from the danger this poses, and in wet conditions the yellow cover on the steps becomes extremely slippy, this bridge is part of Wallingford's heritage and should be preserved as such not left to rot. It is our history which attracts tourists to the area. In fact, the whole of the Riverside area is in a poor state of repair and nowhere near its former glory.

Surely, these steps should have been repaired by now. It's unbelievable that they are still in such an appalling state after so many years. This really should be made a priority.

Council ref: ENQ21905385

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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 22:58, Monday 13 September 2021

  • I was wondering if you could provide an update regarding Wallingford bridge as there has been no response.

    Posted anonymously at 00:19, Sunday 19 September 2021

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