HC Deb 16 July 1923 vol 166 c1884W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether his attention has been called to the many accidents, some fatal, which have occurred at Hanging Bridge, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire; and whether since this is largely due to the dangerous nature and conformation of the road, he will take such steps as are necessary, and are within his powers, to put this road in a safe position compared with its present state?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have particulars of a fatal accident that occurred on this bridge in December, 1920, owing to the failure of the brakes of a lorry. While I cannot admit that in comparison with the generality of highway bridges this structure or its approaches can be termed dangerous, I am prepared to give full consideration to any proposals which the highway authorities concerned may submit for effecting an improvement at this point.