“The safety of all road users is a priority for the Highways Agency,” she said.
“We regularly inspect our network for safety and maintenance issues and we would like to reassure road users and residents that, although the Scammonden Bridge parapet is showing some signs of rust, this is cosmetic only.
“The bridge and parapet are structurally sound. The appearance notwithstanding, there are no plans to paint the parapet.”
Residents who would like the bridge repainted can call the Highways Agency on 0300 123 5000 or email email@example.com.
Scammonden Bridge was opened by the Queen on October 14, 1971. It is 660 feet long and stands 120 feet above the M62.