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Locomotives in Monmouthshire.

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Locomotives in Monmouthshire. THE COUNTY COUNCIL BYE LAWS OPPOSED. Mr F. H. Tulloch, one of the Local Government Board Inspectors, sat at the Petty Sessional Court House, Newport, on Tuesday, to hold an inquiry into objections which had been taken to the bye-laws prepared by the County Council of Monmouthshire under the Locomotives Act, (898. Mr A. G. Hubbard appeared for the Great Western Railway Company; Mr Summers appeared for the Traction Engine Owners and Users' Association and Mr Llanwarne for the Dore Rural District Council. The Clerk to the County Council (Mr H. Stafford Gustard) said the County Council had prepared the bye-laws under the Act of Parliament, and had made every effort to find out what bridges and highways ought to be exempt from carrying the locomotive traffic. The County Surveyor (Mr William Tanner) first spoke as to Arch Farm Bridge, on the road from Usk to Portskewett, He said the bridge was not strong enough to carry a weight above twelve tons. He was not aware that the road or the bridge was used to any extent; but, if it was much needed, he believed the County Council would consent to strengthen the bridge. A good deal of controversy arose as to Pandy Bridge, where traction engines had been prohibited since 1879 by Quarter Sessions. Mr Tanner said that the bridge had no founda- tion at all, and the arch had turned on the marl. He placed bags of cement in to strengthen it, but would not like to say what strength it would bear because it was so fractured. Mr Llanwarne, who appeared for the Dore Council, said the bridge, which was of great importance, had been used continuously, and the people "residing in the district bad petitioned against discontinuance. It was of so xauch importance that they thought in preference to stopping the traffic a new bridge should be built. It was decided that there should be a con- ference between the county authorities and those who wished to use the various bridges with a view to an agreement. The Inspector will report to the Local Govern- ment Board.

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