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Document 19, p 11

that lays beneath it & caused the
Bridge itself bodily to take a heel*
up the Stream in which position
the Remains of it now appear
to be
Could I have been assured
before I recommended it to Mr
Errington to build the Bridge that there
had been a possibility of such a
Quantity of water coming down the
as to have created a fall of 5 feet
Channel of the Tyne or even half
of it I never would have advised him
to have undertaken it at his Charge
nor would I have hazarded my
Reputation as an Artist upon
it – yet I had been assured by the
County Surveyor (who was under
me Surveyor of this Bridge)
during the time of its building )

Note: Minutes of Committee to consider Mr Errington's Petition, p 11

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