Canal solution is obvious

Canal solution is obvious

Canal solution is obvious

First published in Letters

THE Warrington Guardian, January 23, carries news about alternative strategies for managing traffic over the ship canal.

Mr Mowat, MP for Warrington South, discusses the option of another bridge and some of the drawbacks. Your front page shows a solution staring us in the face!

The unused high level railway bridge already exists and was constructed to carry railway locomotives so could easily accommodate lorry traffic. No doubt objections would be made, such as the need to inspect the structure for integrity against modern safety standards and the need to engineer access roads both north and south of the canal.

These objections are not insurmountable and would cost a fraction of those for ramping up the approaches a new bridge, with all the accompanying blight.

The old railway bridge is already in position, it only needs a positive approach to a feasibility study to confirm its viability.

I suggest a start be made on a study of this possibility now.

RAYMOND COX Stockton Heath

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4:20pm Thu 6 Mar 14

MikeJT says...

I cannot believe that somebody comes on this site with a common sense approach and thinks they can get away with it !!! When will they ever learn ??
I cannot believe that somebody comes on this site with a common sense approach and thinks they can get away with it !!! When will they ever learn ?? MikeJT
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2:23pm Sat 15 Mar 14

watts volts says...

Raymond I could not agree with you more,but like all Warrington planing this should have been addressed 20 or30 years ago and now we are paying the price.The fact now is to many houeses along the old Rail route from the A56 to Arpley bus station have been built, where by this would have been an express way to town centre.its the same at Orford ave, the Birchwood way could have gone along the old line to Winwick road and come out a the Fire Station.
Sorry we had to have the Pennine Trail.
.You only have to look on Google dont think they no about it.
Raymond I could not agree with you more,but like all Warrington planing this should have been addressed 20 or30 years ago and now we are paying the price.The fact now is to many houeses along the old Rail route from the A56 to Arpley bus station have been built, where by this would have been an express way to town centre.its the same at Orford ave, the Birchwood way could have gone along the old line to Winwick road and come out a the Fire Station. Sorry we had to have the Pennine Trail. .You only have to look on Google dont think they no about it. watts volts
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