UK’s road agency tried to block FoI about unsafe bridges over ‘terror fears

141 bridges with ‘very poor’ rating remain open to avoid disruption, according to new data reveals obtained from Highways England under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.

… Just under half of England’s busiest bridges are severely defected or damaged…

… key sections in a “poor” or “very poor” condition…

The Independent writes:

Just under half of England’s busiest bridges are severely defected or damaged, but have remained open due to concerns about an influx of traffic should repairs be ordered, it has been revealed.

Some 4,000 bridges out of an estimated 9,000 crossings, as well as various culverts on motorways and A-roads, have been identified as having key sections in a “poor” or “very poor” condition, The Times found in an investigation which used data obtained from Highways England under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.

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