HC Deb 05 February 1964 vol 688 cc149-50W
53. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Transport how many bridges carrying roads or footpaths have been built over railway lines in England, Scotland and Wales since 31st October, 1959; what is the total length of these bridges, in yards; and how many railway level crossing have been abolished as the result of the building of these bridges.

Mr. Marples

One hundred and eighty-five with a combined length of about 7,200 yards. Thirty-six level crossings have been abolished, but I cannot say how many of these were eliminated by bridge building.