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    Default Bascule Bridge.

    The bascule bridge,on Regent rd. has been closed for some time now,and still not much sign of it's renovation! I had to laugh at the number of cars,still driving up to it,but you can only get through by foot/bike! There's some scaffolding up on the side of one of the warehouse's,but what for?


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    I've never seen scaffolding not touching the floor !!! Maybe it's gonna be for some advertising poster

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    Ha,Ha,the wall doesn't look very strong either!

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    Forgot to ask,has anyone heard what the plan is, for the bridge,etc?

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    Spose to be renovating it. I think they wanna p1ss folk off that much, they'll just say replace it.

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    There's some recently taken external and internal shots of the bascule bridge here...

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=48433

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=48427

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    The scaffolding went up 3 weeks ago, the plan is to repair the road but not reinstate the bridge, they might give it a coat of paint
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    The scaffolding went up 3 weeks ago, the plan is to repair the road but not reinstate the bridge, they might give it a coat of paint
    Really!?! I thought the bridge had some sort of heritage value?

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    Today at the old bridge, nearly ready for sand blasting before the repaint,thats all thats happening to it,plus the road repairs.
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    Just some concrete on the road and a bit of tarmac and it will be opened

    The old Victoria tower from the bridge
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    Brilliant pics, GD. Bet motorists will be happy once that's reopened

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    We have lift off
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    Personally, I can't wait to see it in operation, up, that is. Any old bridge can take traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Personally, I can't wait to see it in operation, up, that is. Any old bridge can take traffic.
    I understand that it will remain in its fixed position and that it won`t ever be in `operation` (by swinging up and down). Apparently there will be no necessity; even if there were, the newspaper report indicates that it`s no longer possible. Pity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenkethPedant View Post
    I understand that it will remain in its fixed position and that it won`t ever be in `operation` (by swinging up and down). Apparently there will be no necessity; even if there were, the newspaper report indicates that it`s no longer possible. Pity.
    A pity indeed. Calling it a Bascule is then only about half right.

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