HC Deb 18 February 1992 vol 204 c99W
Mr. Devlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if it is his policy to maintain a high level bridge over the River Tees at Portrack following the permanent closing of the Cannon Park lifting bridge; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

Yes we intend to maintain the trunk road high level bridge over the River Tees. The Cannon Park, Newport, lifting bridge is the responsibility of the local highway authority, Cleveland county council. It is our understanding that this bridge will remain open as a road bridge.