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Document 19, p 3

between the Time the Bridge was certified for and
beat away and the Time the accident
About a Month before this
Accident happened there had been
a flood – I examined the Bridge
after that flood and found so far
from its having sustained any
Injury that I thought it rather
benefited by it because the Stones
that had been laid to defend the
Piers and which were uneven were
rendered more compact by [??]
Gravel & Sand being washed
between them
Mr Smeaton Esq examnd
What was the Cause of the Accident
of the falling down of the Bridge?
I apprehend the Cause of the
Accident was owing to a very
3 Extry

Note: Minutes of Committee to consider Mr Errington's Petition, 27 February 1783, p 3

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