7th April 1877
Original Document - Public Record Office, Kew. MT6 644/5
Radstock Local Board
Level Crossings at Radstock by the Midland
and South Western Joint Somerset and Dorset Line, and the Bristol and
North Somerset Line.
I am directed by this Board to call your
attention to the fact that the time allowed by your order requiring
a bridge to be built in lieu of these level crossings has now expired.
The Board are still of opinion that an
alteration in the present state of affairs is much needed, and that
the evils complained of in my former letters to you have correspondingly
increased with the increase of the traffic in the district.
Whilst the Board believe that the bridge
or viaducts as proposed to be erected would so seriously injure the
property of the place, they are anxious that something should be done
and that without any great delay: they venture to suggest that the subway
referred to in a former communication to you dated 13th August 1875
or some other such plan could be devised by which the property would
be but slightly interfered with, as compared with the proposal to arch
over the two level crossings.
Trusting that your honourable board will
give the subject your early attention.
I have the honour to remain
To the Assistant Secretary
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