Swing Bridge, Canvey Island

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

Essex County Council is the bridge authority and the Council tells me that there have been two mechanical and 14 electrical failures in the last twelve months, but the Council is installing new electrical machinery this summer which will substantially reduce the chance of electrical failure. The bridge is inspected at least 12 times a year, and the Essex County Council tells me that it is satisfied that it will be safe for normal loading for at least ten years.