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Hawkshead bridge - damaged assessed
Cracks in the brickwork on Hawkshead Bridge have widened during the week. In early July it was noticed that four large cracks had appeared, two on each parapet of Hawkshead bridge.
There was also clear evidence that the bridge had been damaged on both approach corners with brickwork scuffed and traces of red and blue paint.
Pictures were posted on this site to show the extent of the damage and the matter was then taken up by the North Mymms Green Belt Society who wrote to the local authority.
Only three months earlier the bridge had been closed for two weeks while repairs on similar damage were carried out.
Now the work has begun again with both parapets being cordoned off with plastic matting.
Local residents who live along Hawkshead Lane have been campaigning against the bridge and lane being used by large vehicles. There is currently a three ton weight restriction on the approach to the narrow structure.
Click here to read the letter sent by North Mymms District Green Belt to the Bridges and Contracts Unit at Hertfordshire County Council.
July 15, 2000
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