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    Default Footbridge which crosses The Strand

    ONE of the most notorious eyesores in the World Heritage Site, the footbridge which crosses The Strand, is to be demolished.

    It will be replaced by two new super-crossings that will halt all traffic while pedestrians cross in safety to the Pier Head.

    The footbridge was erected in the 1970s when Liverpool had a passion for walkways and so-called footpaths in the sky.

    All of them have now been demolished, leaving the Strand bridge as the last of what was once aimed to be a city-wide network of high level walkways.

    The footbridge was refurbished several years ago and has even figured in a television drama series. It was also occupied by Fathers for Justice in one of their publicity stunts. more


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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    The footbridge was refurbished several years ago and has even figured in a television drama series. It was also occupied by Fathers for Justice in one of their publicity stunts. more

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    Is the footbridge still open at the moment? Might have to have a walk across it before they rip it down!

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    Yep still open, Jock. Watch out for the Goths though!


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    Cheers!

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    any news on when this is coming down?
    it is such an eyesore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    @Gerard, cheers mate

    Ta Kev..

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    great pics
    any updates on info about demolition anyone?

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    The article lifted for the OP mentions that these 1970s overhead footpaths have now all been demolished. How about the ones over Byrom Street, they're still up.

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    Anyone got any pictures of the footbridges that went over Roe street opposite the Royal Court and to Williamson square?The ones that lead to "The Bubbles".

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    I like this footbridge and the ones near the Museum/University. I don't use pedestrian crossings if I can avoid them. Someone had knocked a hole in one of the panels the last time I crossed the Strand...a good place to take pics from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    great pics
    any updates on info about demolition anyone?
    Ta Missie

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    The footbridge is a bit of a shed, and does get vandalised every weekend by the emo kids (who seem to live in there half the time), but it's useful. The problem with the existing crossings on the dock road is that you wait about 10 minutes to cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams View Post
    Why was the fella filming you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan View Post
    Anyone got any pictures of the footbridges that went over Roe street opposite the Royal Court and to Williamson square?The ones that lead to "The Bubbles".
    Scanned in from my dusty 1980's collection.

    It was the "Right to Work" march

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Why was the fella filming you ?
    Because I was taking pictures of him!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerTheCat View Post
    Scanned in from my dusty 1980's collection.

    It was the "Right to Work" march

    Mike

    I remember that bridge on queens square!

    Sure there used to be a Toys R Us nearby too.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerTheCat View Post
    Scanned in from my dusty 1980's collection.

    It was the "Right to Work" march

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    Excellent Piccie..
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    I remember that bridge on queens square!

    Sure there used to be a Toys R Us nearby too.

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    Tumbles used to be to the Left of the Bus Maxie,Thats where My Lads used to get all their Star Wars figures....No Ninjas back then Lad !!
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    Default dusty 80's photos

    start posting more ginge !!

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    Great photos once again Gerard

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