HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 cc5-6W
63. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the inhabitants of Thorne by the collapse of the canal bridge; and whether he will hasten the erection of a temporary footbridge.

Mr. Braithwaite

I am aware that this bridge has collapsed. The highway authority is in consultation on this matter with the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive of the British Transport Commission, who are the owners of the bridge. I will ask the Commission to keep the hon. Member informed of progress.