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    is this really the best time to spend £100m of public money on a pedestrian crossing with a few pot plants?

    Investors & donors are coughing up some of the finances but it's mostly going to be taxpayer funded, I'm no fan of Sadiq but he's done the right thing by putting this ridiculous project under scrutiny.

    whaddya reckon?

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    No, not really and when you walk down the south bank and see where it be positioned its entirely unnecessary in practical terms.

    Original Poster

    no actual need for an extra river crossing on this stretch
    http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/thomas-heatherwick-garden-bridge-designboom.jpg

    Original Poster

    it's bound to go over budget like everything else does & the maintenance cost will turn out to be double the official estimate.

    It's blatantly a white elephant & a few cronies will get quite rich in the process if it goes ahead.
    I'm amazed the plans have got this far to be honest
    Edited by: "Dark.Energy" 11th Jan

    no; not really needed...if they got that money to spend on this kind of thing...now i know why ppl are homeless. ..starving...NHS failure etc

    I assume there's no pedestrian access across Waterloo Bridge?

    same as hs2, waste.

    Original Poster

    you should stick to northern topics you can swagger your way across both Blackfriars & Waterloo

    deeky

    I assume there's no pedestrian access across Waterloo Bridge?


    DarkEnergy2012

    you should stick to northern topics you can swagger your way across … you should stick to northern topics you can swagger your way across both Blackfriars & Waterloo



    Oh. You Southern softies must be proper lazy gits.

    When I were a lad we used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
    We used to live one room, all 26 of us, no furniture, half the floor were missing, all huddled together in one corner for fear of falling...

    Someone needs to start a 'your favourite bridge' thread.

    Original Poster

    X) least favourite that hasn't even been built yet

    craigstephens

    Someone needs to start a 'your favourite bridge' thread.



    Edited by: "Dark.Energy" 11th Jan

    craigstephens

    Someone needs to start a 'your favourite bridge' thread.


    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/da/15/a6/da15a661132b86df27fa16c5bea8015d.jpg

    shadey12

    same as hs2, waste.



    Why is it a waste?

    davewave

    When I were a lad we used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper. … When I were a lad we used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper. We used to live one room, all 26 of us, no furniture, half the floor were missing, all huddled together in one corner for fear of falling...



    ​luxury,
    we had it hard, we used to dream of a rolled up newspaper.

    coz it's more fuel to the London fire: money=corruption=inequality = revolution

    sowotsdis

    coz it's more fuel to the London fire: money=corruption=inequality = … coz it's more fuel to the London fire: money=corruption=inequality = revolution



    ​oooooookay oO

    Sorry op. I think this is great as it means even more places to cross the river.

    The bridges are really congested in london so additional crossings are always welcome. More crossing east of london would also be welcome as currently there are tunnels. I prefer bridges over tunnels.

    mutley1

    I prefer bridges over tunnels.



    Are there many bridges under tunnels?

    mutley1

    Sorry op. I think this is great as it means even more places to cross … Sorry op. I think this is great as it means even more places to cross the river.The bridges are really congested in london so additional crossings are always welcome. More crossing east of london would also be welcome as currently there are tunnels. I prefer bridges over tunnels.



    ​walking congestion, hardly.

    Yearly costs will be around £3.5m
    waste of taxpayers money.
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