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Wooden bridge needs attention Summer 2024

Reported via desktop in the Bridges category by Alan Cooper at 14:28, Tue 24 October 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5132507.

This is one of a number of wooden footbridges installed about 25 years ago and have had no maintenance during that time. As a woodworker I am a professional with some understanding of rot and am aware that when the wood loses its resinous resistance and becomes more absorbent the damp causes rot which is very damaging. These bridges need attention when dried out in Summer 2024 to prevent accelerated decay, by applying a plasticising resin to reduce the absorbency, thus prevent fast damaging damp rot fungus and extend the life of the bridges. A structural survey of the lower parts of the bridge would be advisable as well but the advancing damage to the decking type walking area and ability to economically extend the life at this stage is obviously evident.

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  • This has been passed to the Structures Team to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a bridge issue.

    They will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days and if required arrange to resolve the issue.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:28, Tue 24 October 2023

  • Update

    We have investigated this issue, unfortunately this is not the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council.

    To find out who owns the land where the issue reported is, you may wish to contact Land Registry.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:39, Tuesday 23 January 2024

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