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    A BRIDGE carrying the main West Coast railway line over a busy Liverpool road is to be repainted in time for Capital of Culture celebrations.

    The bridge, which spans the A562 Smithdown Road is a battleship grey and pockmarked with rust patches.

    Network Rail, which will be carrying out the work, has joined forces with Liverpool council to fund the £75,000 project because the road is one of the main gateways into the city centre and could be used by thousands of visitors during the celebrations.


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    The bridge will now be repainted a “subtle” green colour.

    Jo Kaye, Network Rail’s area general manager, said: “We want to help create a good impression of the city on all the visitors coming to the many events taking place.”

    One lane of Smithdown Road will have to be closed in each direction for up to six weeks from today while work takes place.

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    That track on that bridge goes past my street too.

    When I went to places like Warrington and London, I could see my house from the train on that track.

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    Again (as per my Rocket post) has the council gone mad? There is going to be NO difference in tarting up a bridge for the stupid cost of £75,000 just so it looks a bit better. Will anyone notice? Why not spend £75,000 on shoring up half of the buildings that are currently falling down?

    I'm sick of paying my way to fund the Council so they can just tart up stupid places without getting to the route of the problems in Liverpool. Soon, every road will be diverted because work is getting done!

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    The bridge In It's current condition could make for an Interesting photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Again (as per my Rocket post) has the council gone mad? There is going to be NO difference in tarting up a bridge for the stupid cost of £75,000 just so it looks a bit better. Will anyone notice? Why not spend £75,000 on shoring up half of the buildings that are currently falling down?

    I'm sick of paying my way to fund the Council so they can just tart up stupid places without getting to the route of the problems in Liverpool. Soon, every road will be diverted because work is getting done!
    To be fair to the council they are only paying £20000 of the total cost

    http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co...3&NewsAreaID=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    To be fair to the council they are only paying £20000 of the total cost

    http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co...3&NewsAreaID=2
    You wonder who actually gets the contract and how much goes in a brown envelope. I really wonder whether a local chap with all the equiptment and scaffolding would challenge the council and say that he would do it for 1/2.

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