HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c161W
92. Mr. Jeger

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the dangerous structure of the bridge over the Dutch River at Rawcliffe; and whether he will hasten the building of a new bridge capable of carrying bus traffic.

Mr. Marples

This bridge is owned by the British Waterways Board and carries a Class III road for which the West Riding County Council are the highway authority. It is designed to carry loads up to 5 tons and an Order made under the Road Traffic Acts prohibits its use by heavier vehicles. It would be for the county council to initiate a scheme for its replacement by a bridge suitable for heavier loads.