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Bridge repair costs have more than doubled because pigeon poo disguised rust

Bridge repair costs have more than doubled because pigeon poo disguised rust

1 November 2018 Email this article

Council officials struck a deal for the work on Conwy Road Bridge in 2016. However, the costs shot up by £844,000 to £1.53m after an inspection revealed rust on the structure was hidden by the birds' droppings.

Conwy council chief executive Iwan Davies said it was not possible to identify the extent of the works but a councillor said it was "disappointing".

Gele ward councillor Andrew Wood said: "I can't believe we've not made more of an issue about this refurbishment, it's plus £844,000.

"If the council tendered with all that information in the first place then it would have cost less. But we're in a situation now where we have to carry on, so I'm disappointed."