Decision details

Decision details

Old Gasworks Footbridge Repairs and Renovation

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Development)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A first phase of a feasibility study (now completed) undertook a general condition survey of the existing structure. The survey identified areas of significant thinning by corrosion in some of the steel frame members and cracking in the reinforced concrete decking. These defects require further site investigation of a more intrusive and detailed nature and to undertake a desktop analysis of the residual structural strength in order to assess the risk. From that, the nature and extent of necessary repairs can be determined and likely cost.


This decision was delegated to officers under section 4.4 of the Council Constitution.

The decision was made to transfer £10k to Oxfordshire County Council to match its expenditure on conducting a survey of the old gasworks bridge to identify the extent of necessary repairs.

Alternative options considered:

The first option considered was to do nothing. This option would see the bridge deteriorate and as it might present a health and safety risk, the option was discarded.

Having carried out a general condition survey, the chosen option is to carry out a further investigative survey to identify the extent of necessary repairs.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 12/09/2019

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