Cleveland Bridge – Weight Restriction to be Lifted

Listed Buildings Application No 20/01893/LBA Cleveland Bridge.¬†This council application seeks to repair the weakened Cleveland Bridge, remove the 18 tonne weight limit and once more allow some 1000 Heavy Goods Vehicles per day to pass over this Grade Two Star listed iconic bridge This will impose the ramifications of pollution, noise, vibration, congestion, which are significantly reduced with the weight limit. The Pulteney Estates Residents Committee has formally submitted an objection within the consultation period. This objection can be viewed on the B&NES website. We are requesting more information to help us discern the engineering soundness of the bridge. The heritage statement describes its historic importance . “The historic bridge is considered one of the finest late Georgian bridges in the Greek revival style anywhere……is a heritage asset of very high ( national ) significance. The listing includes the whole of the bridge and associated toll houses” The bridge was repaired in 1929, in 1992 and now again in 2020. View here: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/webforms/planning/details.html?refval=20/01893/LBA

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Wera Hobhouse

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