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River Severn (Proposed Bridge)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 11 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will provide a Bailey bridge at Newnham over the Severn in view of the temporary postponement of the Severn Bridge.

No. The erection of a Bailey bridge in this position would be much too expensive both in money and in materials to be justifiable as a temporary measure, and this type of bridge is not suitable for permanent structures.