As we often moor by this bridge and cant say that we have ever noticed a crack as bad as this in the brickwork, we must assume it is fairly recent occurrence. Ian got onto the phone and told C&RT about the state of the bridge. He told them it would be wise to send out a structural engineer to view the situation. He came off the phone and said that was a complete waste of time. They didn't seem at all concerned and said someone would be out to view when they had time. Now I believe that this bridge is unsafe. It may not fall down for several years but then again it could come down tomorrow if a vehicle went over it. It is not a road bridge but the park rangers regularly check on the grounds, clearing rubbish, mowing grass, pruning the hedges etc and although I have not seen any sign of them coming over the bridge, I have seen quad bikes and motor bikes using it as a short cut. Lets hope it doesn't take a death to get C&RT's backsides in gear!
And finally:- still from Wales