Cumbrian council may reverse concrete infilling of Victorian bridge

Safety work in Great Musgrave decried as ‘cultural vandalism’ may have to be undone despite National Highways saying it was needed

The UK government’s roads agency is facing hundreds of objections a week to its decision to bury a Victorian bridge arch under concrete in a move widely condemned as “cultural vandalism”.

National Highways (NH) was forced to apply for retrospective planning permission for a decision last May to pour 1,000 tonnes of concrete and aggregate under the arch of the bridge in Great Musgrave, Cumbria.

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