Bridge repair may be 18 months away

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It could be another 18 months at least before repairs are carried out to a road bridge, safety campaigners fear.

Chairman of Todmorden Accident Prevention Council Mr John James reported to members that he now understood that it could be at least 18 months before work to make repairs to the Rochdale Canal bridge at Shaw Wood Road, Todmorden, would be carried out as the Canal and River Trust did not have funding available at this time.

It was also reported recently installed scaffolding had several exposed ends to it which in the event of an accident could cause considerable damage or injury to a vehicle and/or its occupants, members felt.