The Battle for Joshua Mann's Bridge
You will all be aware of the huge amount of work that is proceeding at a great pace on the new A46 and will know of the close proximity to the Grantham Canal at Stragglethorpe crossroads and the Cropwell locks, adjacent to the A46.
The new high level road will have a new bridge over the dry section by Cropwell Locks, facilitating future navigable use.
However, some 900 metres from the new bridge towards Cotgrave, the Highways Agency have made a catastrophic omission in their design and planning, by NOT providing for the raising of Joshua Manns bridge, number 16, and associated road works.
The only way that the contractors can change the design of the road at Joshua Manns Bridge is for the Secretary of State for Transport to instruct them directly.
Please read this open letter from our Vice Chairman and write to the Secretary of State, and tell your friends and anyone who might help to persuade The Minister to make the correct decision.