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Structural failure of support arches

Reported via mobile in the Bridges/Subways category anonymously at 13:41, Saturday 13 February 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

The welds between the support arches and pillars have failed due to rust and are now moving freely when pedestrians pass. This looks like an imminent safety hazard. The area most seriously affected is on the west aspect closer to the spike island side, but there appears to be other areas badly affected by rust that could give way in a similar way any moment, particularly if carrying extra strain from the failure mentioned. I strongly urge an engineer to inspect this as a matter of urgency.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:42, Saturday 13 February 2021

  • The bridge shakes threateningly where the welds have rusted through and there is visible clearance between metal supports that are meant to be bolted, and welded together. Please could someone privide an update about this as i am concerned for the safety of my family in crossing this bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:00, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • I too am very concerned about plans to repair Gaol Ferry Bridge. This essential route from Bedminster to city centre is used by thousands and needs repairing regularly to keep it in use safely.

    Posted anonymously at 13:49, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:49, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • I too am very concerned about plans to repair Gaol Ferry Bridge. This essential route from Bedminster to city centre is used by thousands and needs repairing regularly to keep it in use safely.

    Posted anonymously at 13:49, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:50, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:10, Saturday 13 March 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 11:01, Thursday 1 April 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thursday 22 April 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2543672 in your new report if it is an update on this one.