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Still no sign of repairs to collapsed bridge
5:13pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A DATE for work to start on the collapsed bridge at Fiddlers Ferry has yet to be confirmed, although the council says it is doing ‘everything it can’.
Bosses are in negotiations to buy Marsh House Bridge from the Duchy of Lancaster, which will require approval by the council’s executive board.
It will then be able to consider repair work.
A spokesman said: “The cause of the bridge failure will be investigated thoroughly and every effort will be made to recover costs.
“The council is also aware of the difficulties this situation is causing to local businesses and affected parties should be reassured that the council is doing everything it can under difficult circumstances to resolve this matter as soon as possible.”
The bridge collapsed on Thursday, September 5, when a lorry fell through it.
Businesses on the trading estate have faced difficulties operating since the collapse, with some saying they will close as a result.
It was due to be replaced by Warrington Borough Council in November.
Emergency repairs were carried out the same bridge in 2007.
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