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Peel Ports need radical ideas
2:40pm Thursday 19th April 2012 in Letters
AFTER reading the article on page two of last week’s Guardian, I am astonished at Clr Jordan’s suggestion to have electronic signs or mobile notification of a bridge closure.
‘You are to be delayed’ is not of any help.
Would the signs display a cumulative effect of closures or would that be too much bad news?
Why can’t Warren Marshall, head of planning at Peel Ports, suggest something more radical?
I have considered the construction of tunnels or high level bridges but they do not seem feasible. Why not a set of barges at Liverpool with an optimum container capacity but a low enough draft to move under the bridges without having to open the swing bridges at all?
Airbus in Wales used this solution to deliver the A380 double decker wings on a tidal river out to Mostyn docks for onward delivery to France.
I know this would be costly but if Peel Ports really do have green ideals in mind, and not just pure profit, then this could be considered.
STEPHEN HIGHAM Warrington