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A meeting to discuss the findings of two reports into the failure of Whitby Swing Bridge earlier this year, which was due to take place on Friday 1 October, will now take place on Monday 11 October to enable more of the interested parties to attend.
Two of the key findings of the reports are that:
The reports also refer to bridge refurbishment works carried out in 2002, which were undertaken on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.
Cllr Peter Popple, Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Harbours and Land said: “As I have stated before, we commissioned two reports about the failure of the swing bridge. Until very recently, we were awaiting the second report from a metal properties expert, which we have now received.
“We now look forward to discussing the ramifications of these reports when we meet next week and we will be looking at how we can work with North Yorkshire County Council in the future to minimise the risk of further problems.”
Anyone wishing to read both reports can find them on the council’s website via www.scarborough.gov.uk/whitbyswingbridge under the ‘Related Documents’ section, or by request to email@example.com