New Northside Bridge to open on October 22
Last updated at 20:55, Thursday, 16 August 2012
Workington's new £11.2 million Northside Bridge is due to open on October 22 – more than five months later than originally planned.
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According to records held by Cumbria County Council the original New Bridge took over ten years to get funding , took five years in the planning stage and took around four years to build. The foundations was washed away at least once so the replacement bridge is being installed in record time when compared with the original. There are so many new regulations to meet nowadays and to ensure the planning meets them thousands of Pounds Sterling are used to ensure the bridge is legal. The EC dictates the rules nowadays regarding design and safety. Regarding the footbridge at Cammerton, until 1965 it was owned by British Railways when it was taken over by the County Council. Cumbria County Council does not have pots of money to replace little used footbridges and likewise the Workington Harbour bridge will never get replaced for a couple of decades, if at all. The lonning from Barepot to salmon Hall was washed away and this too will never be reinstated for the lack of funding. besides it would mean the landowner of an adjoining field would loose some of his land and this is looked upon by many as unacceptable.
here we go another civil engineer not!!!! "James O" if you are a project engineer than fine you will have some knowledge of such projects and how much they cost if not then its just somebody else spouting off again!!!
Ray the actual building of the bridge hasn't taken 3 years, there was a long period of raising funds and planning to be done before the bridge build was started plus problems with the foundations if it isn't done correctly the bridge won't last very long, i take it you will be standing for election soon or are you just shouting the odds against everthing!!!!!