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Structural support of carriageway problem

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 20:52, Thursday 26 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

I frequently travel along the canal by boat under this bridge, we have noticed recently that the main bearer supporting the bridge has got what looks like concrete cancer and pieces of concrete are falling down on the area where people are walking past or fishermen stand to fish. Also the extreme outrigger carrying the outer carriageway of the motorway has cracked and appears to be getting worse. In my opinion it’s dangerous and requires a structural engineer to inspect it before someone is seriously injured or worse. The support is adjacent to the canal between the Aire and Calder Canal and the River Don west of Rawcliffe Bridge.

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  • Thank you for your email to Highways England on 26 August regarding concerns around the structure on the M18 J7 over the canal.

    We have passed your comments and concerns to our structures team and they have advised they will arrange for a visit to the location to inspect shortly as you have suggested.

    We thank you for taking the time to contact us If you require any further information, Highways England can be contacted on 0300 123 5000 or email

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 13:19, Friday 3 September 2021

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