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Churchill Avenue Railway Bridge

Reported via desktop in the Bridges category anonymously at 16:05, Monday 3 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6056451.

Incident on the 15th April 2024 where a person was witnessed to be laid on the southern parapet of the bridge. The person was seen to roll off the bridge and onto the track below. Despite an emergency brake application an approaching train did not stop in time and struck the person. A review has ben carried out on the incident which has raised some considerations to prevent further incidents. With this being a local authority structure we would like to pass on the findings of the report and discuss if any mitigation measures could be provided. We have received other incidents in the past of trespass / antisocial behaviour at this structure.

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  • Not all bridges and structures in Buckinghamshire are the responsibility Highways, other bodies that own bridges and structures include:

  • Network Rail: structures associated with the ‘live’railway
  • National Highways: Motorways
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Rights of Way
  • We undertake annual inspections of structures on the Highway that we are responsible for, including special inspections if needed (e.g., collision damage), we also carry out regular maintenance, along with strengthening works to keep our bridges and structures safe and operational, with a minimum of disruption.

    The structures team will carry out an assessment of the bridge and if is our responsibility we will arrange for a site inspection and raise an order to carry out any works required.

    If the bridge is not the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Highways we will forward this report to the relevant organisation.

Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:05, Monday 3 June 2024