Highways Agency to un-bury bridge

I previously reported on an act of heritage vandalism by National Highways (the roads agency in Great Britain), which buried a former railway bridge in Cumbria in concrete ‘to protect it’.

The Guardian reports that the local council have refused retrospective planning permission for the action, notwithstanding the offer of a bribe by NH in the amount of £450,000 to allow their work to remain.

Work has commenced on the un-burying of the bridge.