HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 c2224
57. Mr. Davidson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can make a statement with regard to the safety alterations affecting the Maryhill Road and Bilsland Drive Bridges, Maryhill?

Captain Wallace

I am informed that the Glasgow Corporation are making bore holes at the site with a view to determining the design for the aqueduct carrying the Forth and Clyde Canal over Maryhill Road, but that it will be several months before plans and estimates are ready. Pedestrian crossing places have ben laid down to the east and west of Maryhill Bridges so as to increase the safety of pedestrians crossing to the footpath on the north side. As regards Bilsland Drive Bridge, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my predecessor gave him on 23rd March, 1938.

Mr. Davidson

In view of the very dangerous state of the Maryhill Road Bridge will the Minister take every step he can to expedite the alterations?

Captain Wallace

I do not think it is a matter for me altogether; it is a question for the local authority. I am doing my best.