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Birds nesting under the bridge and pooing

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 11:23, Saturday 27 March 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Birds allowed to nest causing vast amounts of bird poo on the bridge walls, ceiling and walkway causing a health hazard to the local public. No deterrent to stop birds i.e steel mesh or boarding. The acid in bird droppings is badly damaging the concrete of the bridge and no maintenance is being carried out on the bridge to deter nor disinfect areas.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector have advised we are aware of the issue at this bridge and the bridge is inspected on a regular basis. Funding has been limited throughout recent years, but asset need is always under review and schemes are prioritised on need and available budgets, unfortunately there are no safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Highways England at 08:45, Tuesday 30 March 2021

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