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Gortons Crossing Bridge washed away

Weekend floods destroy local bridge

Sunday was the final straw for the old bridge… After a weekend of constant rain Gortons Crossing Bridge was washed away in the flood water. The following picture from the “I love Stroud” facebook page shows how the bridge used to look, with the other picture taken yesterday.

Councillor Hutchinson informed the SCW yesterday that Stroud Council staff have contacted Forster and arrangements will be made to replace this important bridge.
Karen Hutchinson added that the usual protocol is for Council to apply for a “flood damage grant”.



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4 Comments on “Gortons Crossing Bridge washed away”

  1. annette doyle March 3, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    The demise of such a significent community icon is a timely reminder that we cannot take our historical treasures for granted and should do all possible to collect memoirs, photographs and stories before they are lost.

    Beryl Bowden has already achieved this in her book ‘Growing up in Stroud’ but there has to be many other local families in the district with offerings that would ensure our unique heritage is not swept away like this lovely old bridge.

    Congratulations to Karen for her quick response to the situation.
    Annette Doyle

  2. Wal Towells February 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Sad to see the bridge gone. Loved the location

  3. val February 26, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Now the river has dropped you can see the old bridge parallel to the bank and still in one piece

  4. Sharon Burke February 26, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Gee, this is such a shame. A beautiful old bridge.

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