Monday 27 April 2009
A Bridge too Far!
Before Trains can pass along the line to Broadway, all the bridges require surveying and then refurbishment to ensure there are no dangers to public life or limb. There are five bridges left to "make good" before Broadway can be reached from the current track position. Not least of the jobs will be the total re spanning of the now infamous Laverton Bridge. Apparently this is now in the hands of Tewkesbury Planning Department and its associated Committees. Lets hope that a fair minded approach is taken, the proven integrity of the GWSR is recognised, and a swift decision is made on an issue that could turn political rather than technical.
Why are bridges good subjects for songs and dramas - A Bridge Too Far - Bridge Over the River Kwai - Bridge over Troubled Waters - Any More????