HC Deb 17 March 1926 vol 193 c451W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the rapidly increasing road traffic in all parts of the country and the inadequacy of numbers of bridges to take such traffic, he will consider the desirability of obtaining from the county councils exhaustive information on this subject with a view to considering whether the work of replacing such bridges with steel structures can be put in hand, and thus give employment in the steel trade?

Colonel ASHLEY

Highway authorities are in the habit of applying to my Department from time to time for assistance towards the re-building of weak bridges, and numerous grants have been made for that purpose from the Road