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Water collecting under bridge

Reported in the Bridges/Subways category anonymously at 18:55, Tue 7 February 2017

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Citizen calling to report water under bridge collecting recently, feels possible burst pipe due to volume of water.

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  • Photo shows puddles on/beside the bike path resulting from water. I ride this bike path every day, and in the last week the amount of water coming out of the bridge has greatly increased (it's normally just a few drips). It is dripping from a lot of places around the arch of the bridge. This is an old bridge; if there is a burst pipe there is the potential for fill material to be washed out through the brickwork.

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Wed 8 February 2017

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:40, Wed 8 February 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:21, Thu 16 February 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Sat 4 March 2017

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:55, Thu 13 July 2017

  • Whoever reported that this issue is fixed is wrong. This issue has not been resolved with the underside of the bridge looking exactly the same as the picture taken in February as water is still running from the underside of the bridge pooling on the path below. I have concerns that being that this issue has been on going for many months with no signs of being resolved that dressing stones and possible some structural elements of the bridge could become loose as mortar material is washed away thus putting path users at risk of serious injury.

    Posted anonymously at 10:52, Thu 13 July 2017

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:55, Thu 13 July 2017

  • I originally reported this, and I would agree with the person that made the post this morning that it doesn't appear that this is fixed. Could the council please provide more information on the basis of the decision that no further action is required?

    I don't think it's a good thing to have water freely flowing through the bridge structure in this manner. In this situation fill materials could be washed out, potentially resulting in voids forming under the road or pavement within the structure of the bridge, and potentially damaging the masonry structure of the bridge.

    I refer you to an incident in August 2016 in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, in which a bridge partially collapsed (www.gov.uk/raib-reports/partial-collapse-of-a-bridge-onto-open-railway-lines-at-barrow-upon-soar). A contributing factor to this incident was deemed to be a slow leak in a water main on the bridge.

    Is the council confident that the same situation is not occurring here? If an assessment has been made by a suitably qualified person, then I accept that.

    Posted anonymously at 13:51, Thu 13 July 2017

  • Water still pouring through the structure of this bridge, likely to cause permanent and potentially dangerous damage. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/ news/ uk-england-leicestershire-40174840

    Posted anonymously at 19:47, Wed 19 July 2017

  • Customer follow up.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:18, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:06, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Thanks for re-opening. The amount of water coming through the bridge has increased again in the last few weeks (September 2017) and there is now a constant flow across the bike path.

    Posted anonymously at 14:11, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:20, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:08, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:13, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:11, Thu 19 October 2017

  • The leak is still occurring.

    With temperatures likely to cause freezing in the next few weeks/months this is a very serious hazard and in dark mornings/evenings could lead to a serious accident.

    Can someone please investigate and fix this.

    With the volume of water constantly flowing it could be causing structural damage to the bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 15:07, Thu 19 October 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:05, Thu 19 October 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:05, Thu 19 October 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:05, Thu 19 October 2017

  • 'New updates on Water collecting under bridge “Your enquiry has now been closed. State changed to: Fixed” Bristol City Council'

    LOL!!! See still from video taken on Friday 17/5/2017 at 17:15. Video shows water pouring down from the bridge and is available to anyone who wants it.

    Posted anonymously at 17:22, Fri 20 October 2017

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:30, Fri 20 October 2017

  • It has not been fixed. Leaking constantly still and now colder weather approaching which could make this very dangerous- particularly as on a bend in the railway path.

    Posted anonymously at 22:36, Sun 29 October 2017

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:40, Sun 29 October 2017

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