Bridge, Windsor — Eton (Test)

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1955.

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Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Eton and Slough 12:00 am, 16th November 1955

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what have been the results of the testing of the bridge linking Windsor and Eton by his officials.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

The bridge was tested by officials of the Berkshire County Council assisted by officers of my Department on the night of 31st October-1st November, 1955, but the results are not yet available.

Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Eton and Slough

When the right hon. Gentleman receives those results will he bear in mind the need to preserve this picturesque and historic little bridge, and consider two proposals: first, that heavy lorry traffic should be diverted to another route in order also to avoid Eton High Street, and, second, speeding the work on the by-pass which would relieve the bridge?

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

Of course I will consider the hon. Gentleman's suggestions, but until I get the results of the test I cannot comment on them.