§ 62. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of Transport when the question of the preservation or the replacement of Marlow Bridge was first raised with his Department; and on what date the two-tons limit was placed on the bridge.
§ 63. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of Transport what representations have been made to him about the future of Marlow Bridge by the local authorities concerned, by the local trade organisations and by other local societies in Marlow; and what further local and other interests he intends to consult.
§ Mr. Hay
The Buckinghamshire and Berkshire County Councils, which are the highway authorities for the bridge, have applied for a grant towards the cost of reconstructing the present bridge to a weight limit of fifteen tons.
Some local organisations have pressed for a by-pass of Marlow and Bisham, to be carried over the River Thames about one mile downstream, and for the present bridge to be strengthened to five or eight tons.
ACCIDENTS AND CASUALTIES ON ROCHESTER WAY IN THE BOROUGH OF WOOLWICH IN 1960 AND 1961 Year Personal injury accidents Casualties Killed Seriously injured Slightly injured Total 1960 … … 69 1 9 73 83 1961 … … 65 1 10 71 82