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Graham



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's just a question of providing a foot crossing near Hampton Loade, then by far the easiest and cheapest option would be to open up the waterworks bridge to pedestrians as it's only a short walk along the river bank.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Waterworks Bridge Reply with quote

I don't think this wll be on. Effectively walking along the track, then crossing the river by means of private property. Remember, this is the site of the SVR's only fatal accident, caused by someone illegally driving across the bridge through 3 locked gates. (East side, Centre and West side of the river) Those locked gates were supposed to prevent it being used as a short cut over the river.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Waterworks Bridge Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
I don't think this wll be on. Effectively walking along the track, then crossing the river by means of private property. Remember, this is the site of the SVR's only fatal accident, caused by someone illegally driving across the bridge through 3 locked gates. (East side, Centre and West side of the river) Those locked gates were supposed to prevent it being used as a short cut over the river.

Peter
I don't think the suggestion was to get people to walk up as far as the railway -- the only way this would be feasible would be to build steps from the bridge down to the public footpaths on the riverbank.

And this is a privately-owned bridge for Severn Trent, with no public right of way. Though nothing is impossible!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the winter water pipe over run St owe us a few favours dont they?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The steps and footpaths are already there on both sides of the river.
All it needs is for the gates to be unlocked and the bridge itself to become a permissive right of way. There's no need to cross the railway or enter the waterworks site.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4335406
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
The steps and footpaths are already there on both sides of the river.

Yes, I'd forgotten about them .... Must have been the way we surreptitiously got onto the bridge all those years ago to get railcar 22 back to Bridgnorth after an evening in the Lion pub on the east bank!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
The steps and footpaths are already there on both sides of the river.
All it needs is for the gates to be unlocked and the bridge itself to become a permissive right of way. There's no need to cross the railway or enter the waterworks site.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4335406
google earth shows it all
Car park across the river is doing good business.
Its a heck of a hike from the cp to the station. My guess is it is too far.
And looking closely the ferry is right in the midde of tbe river.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hampton Loade ferry on Midlands News, 1958.
Silent film with no explanation of what the inquiry was about. Ferry closed due to floods maybe?

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/midlands-news-10011958-hampton-loade-ferry-inquiry/MediaEntry/2319.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATV Today, story following the sinking of the ferry and drowning of the ferryman. 1965.

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-19011965-hampton-loade-ferry/MediaEntry/16656.html
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