Beams hoisted into place on new Cumbria road bridge
Last updated at 13:02, Sunday, 26 February 2012
The A596 road in Workington is back open after work to lift massive beams into place for the town's new Northside Bridge finished early.
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"For once, I feel that I've had a decent outlay from my council tax and Workington has had a LOT of money spent on it."
Oh how grateful we must all be to the dithering council and their `experts.`
Only people power eventually got them motivated.
We were bombarded with one excuse after another by the councils both CCC and Allerdale.
In reply to Dave Roberts, yes I do have quibbles, it could have been done faster, why did we have to get a petition to No 10 before they started to do anything, why have they gone for a 1 at a time approach? Surely Calva and the new bridge could have been worked on at the same time, why take 3 years? The people of Workington said right from the start that nothing was moving fast enough, I personally think that the Coucil (of the time) should be ashamed for taking so long. As to the contractors building the bridge (and those who built the others) along with the Army, big thumbs up we appreciate it.
I seem to remember the council always said it was going to take around three years to buld Northside, so why is everyone acting so surprised and outraged?
Restoring Workington has been a bit like building a jigsaw and Northside was always going to be the last, and biggest, piece.
The list of jobs that Cumbria County Council did was, in order:
1. Get the army in to build Barker's Crossing footbridge.
2. Build the temporary road bridge.
3. Rebuild Calva.
4. Rebuild Navvies.
5. Rebuild Northside.
Does anyone have any quibbles with this list of priorities? And does anyone living in the real world who appreciates the first thing about procurement, planning and civil engineering really think they've done such a bad job?
For once, I feel that I've had a decent outlay from my council tax and Workington has had a LOT of money spent on it.