HC Deb 08 March 1883 vol 276 c1750

asked the First Commissioner of Works, If he will consider the desirability of allowing cabs and carriages to use the road which is now to be kept open all night, from Marlborough House Gate, across the St. James's Park to Queen Anne's Gate; if, in the event of the Suspension Bridge being considered unequal to such traffic, he will take such steps in regard to it and the road generally as will make it an available carriage way for the public?


, in reply, said, the bridge across the ornamental lake in St. James's Park was wholly unsuited for carriage traffic, and it would be impossible to open it for that purpose. He could not, also, hold out any hopes that he should be in a position to erect any stronger bridge in place of the existing one.