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Problem with Tooleys lift bridge

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13 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

1564817482_liftbridge.jpeg.510d65c35bce0dfb657648e784186eae.jpegYa dont need to go to France to see a proper lift bridge. Loads in the UK

 

Even one in Hull (but only about 4 feet wider than the boat)

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

Even one in Hull (but only about 4 feet wider than the boat)

 

 

 

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One more for lift bridge fans

 

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9 minutes ago, Wanderer Vagabond said:

The Newcastle one is quite impressive as well

 

There’s one like that in Gateshead.
 

JP

 

 

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Just now, ditchcrawler said:

But have you ever seen a boat go through it

No, its totally useless, but nice to watch

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Just now, Phoenix_V said:

No, its totally useless, but nice to watch

And how much does it cost to keep it working?

 

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1 minute ago, ditchcrawler said:

And how much does it cost to keep it working?

 

afaik the tenants of the office block pay for it, so long as it is not crt I really don't care

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6 minutes ago, ditchcrawler said:

But have you ever seen a boat go through it

 

Prolly not as there is nowhere for it to go. 

 

Lovely bridge, utterly pointless location. Pedestrians can just walk around the end of the stub branch which only looks about 50ft long!

 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Wanderer Vagabond said:

Yeah, but who'd want to go to Gateshead to see one:huh:

Evidently someone must or the bridge would never have been built. Starting with the person that shot the video and all the people in the foreground since the video is shot on the south side of the river.

 

I once lodged in Gateshead for a year and crossed the Tyne to get to work and back each day. Usually over the QE2 (Metro) bridge. That wouldn’t win any awards for aesthetics but it is at least better looking than it’s ugly namesake over the Thames.

 

JP

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On 10/10/2019 at 22:20, ditchcrawler said:

But have you ever seen a boat go through it

Looking at the ducks stood in about 2” of water I think you’d need a hovercraft to go down that huge arm. 


But I really like it :)

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