Bridges to be checked for damage as flood waters recede

Ouse Bridge in York on 17 February. Photograph: YorkMix

Now that the water levels are dropping thoughts are turning to safety and recovery.

YorkMix reader and photographer extraordinaire Anthony Chappel-Ross asked an important question about the state of the bridges in the wake of the flooding.

We’ve asked the question to City of York Council – and the answer is, yes.

This is from James Gilchrist, assistant director for transport, highways and environment:

  • Currently there are no signs of any serious damage as a result of the recent stormy weather.

    However, as is responsible we will be checking our roads and bridges as part of the recovery work, which will take place in the coming days.