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Letter: What was the point of rebuilding New Forest bridge that can’t be used during floods?





A few years ago, the bridge on this national footpath, Solent Way at Milford, was rebuilt at some expense.

Much of the expense was due to the bridge height being elevated to prevent damage should the river flood.

However, should this happen (usually when high tide coincides with heavy rainfall) this footpath is impassable for any pedestrians/walkers, because the footpath between the bridge and Grebe Close always floods preventing use, even to those wearing Wellington boots.

The bridge on Solent Way at Milford, taken by reader A Turner of Milford
The bridge on Solent Way at Milford, taken by reader A Turner of Milford

So what was the point of building a bridge to such specification, that cannot be used?

Cannot this short section be elevated, or a walkway constructed above normal flood level?

A.Turner

Milford



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