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how that bridge (due to open) was built

pierre_pierre
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how that bridge (due to open) was built

a time lapse video of construction  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8398538.stm
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nadger
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

It's nice to see that it's open and named after the policeman who lost his life in the floods.
I see that they're talking about mddle of next year before there's a temporary road bridge.
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

Quote from: pierre_pierre
a time lapse video of construction  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8398538.stm

Only video i found was one of an interview  Cry
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jnwright
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

Try this link for the video. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8397824.stm
The usual problems have already surfaced. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8409551.stm
pierre_pierre
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

lots of others linked on the original
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

I just wonder if this bridge was a 'Bailey Bridge' (or a modern day Bailey Bridge)?
The reason I ask is because  a lot of the components of the original Baileys were made right here in Rotherham.
My father was a metal sawyer at Robert Jenkins & Co and I remember him saying that he was exempt from military service at the time of the Second World War because their work was of national importance.
For those who wonder what the significance of the Bailey Bridges were......they were a local invention and helped the war effort by allowing quick access across rivers for the advancing troops in Europe.
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Re: how that bridge (due to open) was built

I'm afraid to say that the BBC - or at least it's London news room - was it's usual self when it announced that this bridge opened.
It said something along the lines of:
The new army built bridge has just opened - and until now everyone has had to endure the 20 mile round trip by road to get to the other side.
They totally ignored in those reports that Network Rail had built the temporary station and that DRS and Northern Rail had been providing a shuttle station for many days..
This despite the fact that some parst of the BBC had already reported the rail link when it did open. 
There are frequent occasions when the BBC shows it's bias - and it often seems anti railway - quick to report rail problems but rarely reporting good stories about them.
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There are frequent occasions when the BBC shows it's bias - and it often seems anti railway - quick to report rail problems but rarely reporting good stories about them.

In fairness to the beeb when do they report much good about anything that doesn't pay a TV licence fee?
You'll always hear people shout warnings about bad stuff but rarely do people shout about good things.
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