HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 cc1258-9

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Major General Hutchinson has reported that the bridges carrying the line of the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway Company over Bath Avenue and South Lotts Road are in an unsafe condition, and require reconstruction; whether he is aware that Bath Avenue is a most important thoroughfare, along which the Dublin Tramways run; and what steps have been or will be taken to compel the Railway Company to reconstruct these bridges at their own expense and with the least possible danger to the public using these thoroughfares?


Yes, Sir, General Hutchinson has reported that the Railway Company should lose no unnecessary time in adopting the requisite measures to place the bridges in a safe condition. The Board of Trade have urged the Company to do this, and have received a reply that their engineer intends to adopt a trough girder to support each rail, the side high enough to act as a guard rail. This is now under consideration.