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Beams hoisted into place on new Cumbria road bridge

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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The shortest diversion route isnt always the most suitable. Have a little consideration for the people who live on the "unofficial" route and have to tolerate inconsiderate drivers who caused the jams.

Posted by anon on 26 February 2012 at 18:51

Are you seriously complaining about a bit of traffic on the A66 as the beams were driven in??!!
Well done to the bridge team, get yourselves home to your families and enjoy whats left of your weekend!

Posted by anon on 26 February 2012 at 18:46

alot of time was wasted due to red tape with planning and design, before work even got started. Then there was the 1 landowner wanting every penny they could for the land next to it - even though no extra land was really needed. They also had problems laying the foundations. Cut all this time wasted (except the foundation problem - not much can be done to save it's time), and the bridge could have been completed atleast 6 months ago.

Posted by ray on 26 February 2012 at 17:28

i think looking back at what we have been through. We should be grateful we are moving forwards. And those amongst us that choose to complain need a REAL problem to complain about!

Posted by kerry on 26 February 2012 at 15:49

Notice to the wingers, dont forget the reason why the bridge is being re-built, and dont forget a man lost his life during the destruction by the weather of the old bridge, so please lets have some respect.

Posted by John on 26 February 2012 at 15:21

Well done and keep up the good work great to see things getting back to normal

Posted by anon on 26 February 2012 at 14:56

dean talbot if it was not for my impatience and pushing. I do not believe the foundations of the bridge would be started yet.I feel the attitude of people of this area is it will happen and let the get on with it, what ever, they will or not, they know what they are doing. DEFEATIST ATTITUDE

Posted by a yeoman on 26 February 2012 at 12:44

I am not critizing the workmen or blaiming the weather but unable to say who.In my prevous comment was what was stated by officals nothing to do with the build.

Posted by a.yeoman on 26 February 2012 at 12:32

I hope these specialist workers weren't from Arup, the designers and builders of carlisle's less than a decade bridge

Posted by Jonjo O'neil on 26 February 2012 at 12:07

Brilliant news all is going well shame the same people complain and do little to help. Thnis will be a much needed permanent bridge to fully link workington back together.

Posted by tyreboy on 26 February 2012 at 11:17

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