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Crack in SB M5 Overbridge reported to Devon County Council

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 11:12, Monday 10 May 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

A member of the public has reported a crack / movement in the underside of the SB M5 overbridge (approx. 5m inside the south elevation). A DCC structures inspector visited the site and observed what a appears to be historic movement/cracking that has been previously repaired. The inspector has responded to the member of the public with that information and confirmed the information would be passed to Highways England.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. concerning a crack the overbridge.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 24/05/21.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 14:03, Monday 10 May 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst our structural engineer visited site.

    Our engineer noted that the ‘crack’ as reported is the joint to the extension. He did not witness any crack during his inspection.

    There is a historical defect, where the centre span deck has a step in construction joint, against existing deck where soffit moved during construction. This has been chamfered back’

    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 21924178 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 14:28, Wednesday 12 May 2021

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by National Highways at 14:28, Wednesday 12 May 2021

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