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On 12/09/2020 02:16, Recliner wrote:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/decaying-bridge-fiasco-turns-poor-old-britain-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c


full story also in this weeks Private Eye

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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/



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On 12/09/2020 02:16, Recliner wrote:
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Welcome to Boris's Britain, it's going to get a lot worse.

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On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 01:16:35 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/decaying-bridge-fiasco-turns-poor-old-britain-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c

I haven't used the bridge for a good few years but there always used
to be one link in the supporting "chains" that had been reinforced. I
believe it was a result of the first attempt by the IRA to blow the
bridge up.


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On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:20:05 +0100
Graeme Wall wrote:
On 12/09/2020 02:16, Recliner wrote:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d...poor-old-brita
in-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c




Welcome to Boris's Britain, it's going to get a lot worse.


This bridge is Sadiq Kahns and Hammersmith councils responsibility. Both
Labour and just as ineffectual as the Tories. The calibre of politician we
have at the moment in all parties is just laughable.

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On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:20:05 +0100
Graeme Wall wrote:
On 12/09/2020 02:16, Recliner wrote:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d...poor-old-brita
in-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c




Welcome to Boris's Britain, it's going to get a lot worse.


This bridge is Sadiq Kahns and Hammersmith councils responsibility. Both
Labour and just as ineffectual as the Tories. The calibre of politician we
have at the moment in all parties is just laughable.



As I understand it knowing a quick resolution was beyond the resources of
TFL and Hammersmith
approached the Government for financial assistance and was turned down.

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/lat...nd-04-08-2020/



Perhaps if they stick some plant pots on it Joanna Lumley could get some
money thrown at it.

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On 14 Sep 2020 10:18:30 GMT
Marland wrote:
wrote:
On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:20:05 +0100
Graeme Wall wrote:
On 12/09/2020 02:16, Recliner wrote:


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d...poor-old-brita


in-into-a-laughing-stock-6dk0v0kxq?shareToken=76eeb8b2981b588355186d6745344 a0c





Welcome to Boris's Britain, it's going to get a lot worse.


This bridge is Sadiq Kahns and Hammersmith councils responsibility. Both
Labour and just as ineffectual as the Tories. The calibre of politician we
have at the moment in all parties is just laughable.



As I understand it knowing a quick resolution was beyond the resources of
TFL and Hammersmith
approached the Government for financial assistance and was turned down.


Quite possibly. Perhaps Rishi can visit his magic money tree again.

Given they've now banned pedestrians and cyclists from the bridge one can
only assume its gone beyond needing repair and has moved into dangerous
structure territory. I wonder what effect that'll have on river traffic
beneath if they're worry bits are going to fall off.

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On 14 Sep 2020 10:18:30 GMT
Marland wrote:


This bridge is Sadiq Kahns and Hammersmith councils responsibility. Both
Labour and just as ineffectual as the Tories. The calibre of politician we
have at the moment in all parties is just laughable.



As I understand it knowing a quick resolution was beyond the resources of
TFL and Hammersmith
approached the Government for financial assistance and was turned down.


Quite possibly. Perhaps Rishi can visit his magic money tree again.

Given they've now banned pedestrians and cyclists from the bridge one can
only assume its gone beyond needing repair and has moved into dangerous
structure territory. I wonder what effect that'll have on river traffic
beneath if they're worry bits are going to fall off.


All River traffic has been prohibited.

http://www.pla.co.uk/Local-authority...ersmith-Bridge

Unlike the roads where diversions though inconvenient exist the
alternatives for river users are far less.


The idea though of bits falling off might make the University Boat Race a
bit more interesting if that possibility exists as a handicap, though no
doubt if the prohibition is still in place when the time comes the upper
crust associates that surround the event will get an exemption denied to
ordinary folk who just want to pass under in their mirror dinghy.

GH


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On 14 Sep 2020 11:03:35 GMT
Marland wrote:
wrote:
On 14 Sep 2020 10:18:30 GMT
Marland wrote:


This bridge is Sadiq Kahns and Hammersmith councils responsibility. Both
Labour and just as ineffectual as the Tories. The calibre of politician we
have at the moment in all parties is just laughable.



As I understand it knowing a quick resolution was beyond the resources of
TFL and Hammersmith
approached the Government for financial assistance and was turned down.


Quite possibly. Perhaps Rishi can visit his magic money tree again.

Given they've now banned pedestrians and cyclists from the bridge one can
only assume its gone beyond needing repair and has moved into dangerous
structure territory. I wonder what effect that'll have on river traffic
beneath if they're worry bits are going to fall off.


All River traffic has been prohibited.

http://www.pla.co.uk/Local-authority...ersmith-Bridge


Ouch, its obviously in a very dangerous condition. I wonder if they're
concerned about the entire structure failing.



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