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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    The guy on the bike is a naughty man!
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    Next stage in history of ferries starts taking shape
    May 12 2006
    Gill Critchley - and plenty of onlookers - witness the temporary landing stage arriving at Liverpool's Pier Head
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    THEY are known the world over - thanks partly to Gerry and the Pacemakers - and are one of Liverpool's top tourist attractions.

    But since a freak storm earlier this year caused havoc to timetables, ferries across the Mersey have suddenly become a lot less popular.

    Transport bosses on Merseyside believe passenger numbers are down a third as a result of the storm, which caused the landing stage on Liverpool's waterfront to sink.

    So the arrival yesterday of a replacement pontoon comes as a welcome relief for ferry officials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    The guy on the bike is a naughty man!
    Correction Max. The man on the bike is an inconsiderate idiot.
    Rumour has it that he's risking a 500 fine! (Oh yeah?... I'll believe it when I see it).
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    For over 850 years the Mersey Ferries have provided a transport link from the Wirral over the River Mersey to Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams
    Indeed!

    Haha.

    Correction Max. The man on the bike is an inconsiderate idiot.
    Rumour has it that he's risking a 500 fine! (Oh yeah?... I'll believe it when I see it).
    He's naughtyas well so Max didn't need corrected.
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    THE operation to remove the eyesore Pier Head landing stage is finally set to begin - five months after it sank.

    The sight of the semi-submerged structure still sprawled across the waterfront has dismayed tourists and Liverpool councillors.

    The pontoon broke into pieces in March when freak tides strained the booms and shattered the 40-year-old stage.

    Today, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, which owns the pontoon, said specialist engineers were due to begin work in August.

    The operation could take up to 10 weeks.

    Labour leader Cllr Joe Anderson has called the delay unacceptable and says the Pier Head has been left with an eyesore.

    "I'd like to know why it's taken so long to sort out as the sinking happened in March and it now looks a mess.

    "The waterfront is one of Liverpool's main attractions and its a sour sight for visitors when they go down to the river."

    One man was astonished to see parts of the landing stage poking out of the water and resting on the stone wall of the Pier Head as he went on a cruise from Liverpool to Llandudno this month.

    He said: "What a first impression to our esteemed and welcome visitors. This city seems so adept at shooting itself in the foot."

    The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company says negotiations with contractors to remove the rest of the landing stage have been ongoing.

    A spokesman said: "We have to ensure the right methods are in place for safety reason.

    "It's a complex procedure and there a number of engineering challenges."

    Along with the half-attached landing stage, the debris which broke off into the Mersey is held in position by wires and is expected to be removed soon.

    A 200ft temporary pontoon has been hired from Holland until a permanent replacement is built next to the Isle of Man Steam Packet stage.

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    Mammoet the company contracted, by Peel Ports, to lift the sunken George's Landing Stage have abandoned the attempt. The contractor will report to Peel with suggestions on how to remove the debris.

    I wonder why, instead of reporting as to how difficult the job is, they don't just impliment their own suggestions?

    Any delay could/would see a number of cruise ship visits, planned for the 2007 season, cancelled.

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    Taken yest'y on a cold, wet and dull sunday morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissie Braithwaite View Post
    Taken yest'y on a cold, wet and dull sunday morning.

    what a forlorn sight.

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    Here's one for Dave, as I know he loves HDR...



    I'm surprised they haven't tidied it up yet. That big monster floating crane was there a few weeks back but didn't seem to do much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    Here's one for Dave, as I know he loves HDR...



    I'm surprised they haven't tidied it up yet. That big monster floating crane was there a few weeks back but didn't seem to do much.

    It's pretty pathetic that they leave the sunken landing stage like that for months! Waterways might be able to confirm but as far as I know the original landing stage that I knew in the Fifties and Sixties never sank and it's only been the possibly less-well built new landing stage that has had this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
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    I'm surprised they haven't tidied it up yet. That big monster floating crane was there a few weeks back but didn't seem to do much.
    Bugger! That's a cracking pic. So much for my HDR moaning. I must have meant HRT.

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    I took this last November, was a horrible day but really does suit the scene


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    Good photo, Smurf. Thanks. I presume the powers that be are going to get this thing cleaned up shortly ahead all the tourists who are going to arrive for the big year?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Good photo, Smurf. Thanks. I presume the powers that be are going to get this thing cleaned up shortly ahead all the tourists who are going to arrive for the big year?????

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    I don't believe it, Chris! I started this topic a year ago exactly and still it has NOT been removed. Shocking!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissie Braithwaite View Post
    I don't believe it, Chris! I started this topic a year ago exactly and still it has NOT been removed. Shocking!

    I can't believe that was nearly a year ago! It genuinely feels like it happened about 3 months ago. Why is it still there? It should have been cleared a long time ago. Lets hope it gets removed soon!

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    You can see the new walkway which I think will lead down to the new landing stage, or will it connect directly to and entrance in the side of the new liners? Don't know really but its quite long.

    They're definitely working hard down there right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenface View Post
    You can see the new walkway which I think will lead down to the new landing stage, or will it connect directly to and entrance in the side of the new liners? Don't know really but its quite long.

    They're definitely working hard down there right now.
    Nice pics ,goldenface, the steel walkway will connect to the temporary Mersey ferry pontoon. The cruise liners will berth at the north end.

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    Default Mersey ferry temporary berth

    Pier Head , 5 May 07..........

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    Nice sunny day, great to get the ferrys back, now all we need is the new permanant stage building.

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    Fine pics, Kev! Thanks!
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    Thanks Chris, it was very choppy out there today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Thanks Chris, it was very choppy out there today
    Were they taken from the ferry, Kev?

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    Glad I braved the rain and cloud to see this being towed away down river:- Yipeeeeeee >>>

    Looks like the end of the dredging and the way ahead for the new landing stage.
    All pics taken today 12 July 2007 and time as from the Big Bird.

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    Excellent to see the Old Pier Head as it was, Joe!

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