View Single Post
  #3   Report Post  
Old September 12th 20, 07:04 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Marland Marland is offline
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Feb 2018
Posts: 158
Default Hammersmith Horror story

Recliner wrote:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/decaying-bridge-fiasco-turns-poor-old-britain-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c




That has affected my last London Relative who often took an exercise walk
over it and back around over Barnes Bridge, he doesn’t expect to recommence
that in his lifetime.
He is of the age to remember and mentioned that in WW2 the authorities
reasonably quickly erected a couple of temporary bridges just in case
bombing destroyed a bridge, they did not wait for it to happen . AFAIK they
fortunately were never needed and removed around 1947.
They have reached the stage of being almost forgotten.

Some pictures on this link

https://thameshighway.wordpress.com/...rtime-bridges/



GH