Derby City Council
United Kingdom

Friar Gate Railway Bridge. The petition to restore it.

Friar Gate Bridge was built by Andrew Handyside & Co, of Derby, in 1876. The railway line closed in 1967, and the Grade II listed bridge was left to fall into disrepair.

It was eventually sold by British Rail to Derby City Council for a pound, when it was handed over, the bridge was freshly painted and in excellent condition.

The transaction was carried out on the promise that the bridge should be maintained in good condition in perpetuity. This agreement has not been kept.

Derby City Council have an obligation to maintain the bridge.

We, the undersigned, call on Derby City Council to Honour their agreement to maintain the bridge in good condition by restoring it to its former glory.

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