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.
*Serious Question* Before/During/After periods of #flooding in #York, as standard- do we carry out a structural survey of our 3 main bridges in city centre? Huge volumes of water + the associated weight+flow.@CityofYork @GSwinburn @EnvAgency @HighwaysYORKS @yorkpress @theyorkmix
— Anthony Chappel-Ross (@AnthonyChappelR) February 17, 2020
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.