Carlisle's New Bridge

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We, the undersigned:

Believe that a new Botcherby Bridge must be built in 2016-2017. We believe that further, serious, flooding in Eastern Carlisle, will occur unless a new bridge, with at least 4 times the capacity of the present bridge, is built.

The old Botcherby Bridge (built 1936) was able to cope with the mild rises in river levels of the 1940's. However, since then a new, over-engineered, ultra-efficient drainage system has been installed throughout the Petterill catchment, leading to much higher peak flow levels and consequent flooding.

The present bridge acts as a dam when the river is high. Funding for a new bridge must be provided by the EU fund, and the British Government.

K Evans

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