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Footbridge over the motorway

Reported via mobile in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 11:21, Thursday 29 July 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The local authority advise they are not responsible for this bridge but you are. It is known by locals as the bouncy bridge because as you walk over it feels like it bounces in the middle. On Monday the amount of movement/bounce was so noticeable it was frightening. Two other walkers said they also thought it was worse than ever before. Please could someone investigate as I am concerned of how safe it is.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning a footbridge over the M60 near junction 15. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 11 August .

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

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 10:57, Friday 30 July 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst our bridge inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required. Our last bridge inspection in June 2020 did not identify any bouncing effect.

    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 22005493 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 13:14, Thursday 12 August 2021

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