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Parapet railings inadequate

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) (NH) category anonymously at 12:53, Mon 8 August 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3738523.

Parapet railings are too low for equestrians on this road bridge. Equestrian facility within a few hundred metres of this bridge which is used daily by horseriders, also by Avon & Somerset Police mounted section.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning parapet railings.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 19/08/22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 07:16, Wed 10 August 2022

  • Thank you for your report concerning low parapet railings on Court Lane overbridge.

    Generally we only provide equestrian parapets where they are absolutely necessary. Unless a verge has been designated as a bridle-path, horses are legally required to use the carriageway, so equestrian parapets are unlikely to be immediately necessary. The parapets were designed and installed for pedestrian usage.

    Please be advised however that within our forward programme of works, a future scheme to replace the parapets has been identified. The extent of the scheme and the timescales until delivery onsite will be led by risk levels. National Highways has over 2000 structures in the southwest, and delivery is priority based.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 14:38, Fri 19 August 2022

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