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Loose boards on Gaol Ferry Bridge

Reported via mobile in the Bridges/Subways category anonymously at 16:25, Friday 22 January 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

I walk/run/cycle across the bridge several times a day (and have done all my life) and have noticed it’s beginning to feel less and less stable - the boards are coming loose both at the sides where they connect to some kind of runner (see pictures) and more generally from their bolted-down positions (some are sticking up a couple of cms.) Have noticed this more on the Redcliffe side (former pedestrian side, which you now walk on if you’re heading to south of the river) but is a problem to some extent on both. Also the bridge seems very bouncy - I know it’s a suspension bridge and is meant to do that but I’ve been crossing it all my life in all conditions and I’d say it’s noticeably shaky at the moment. This is especially a problem by the south-side pier on the Redcliffe/former pedestrian side which is making a rattling noise when the bridge bounces (eg as someone jogs over it); although this may be related to aforementioned loose boards

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:25, Friday 22 January 2021

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:06, Tuesday 23 February 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Tuesday 16 March 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2495739 in your new report if it is an update on this one.