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  1. Philosophical

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Well designed, functional and fits in with local environment; surely?
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    I thought you said that you'd made your last contribution to this thread?
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    If I'm allowed to copy paste, this is what the BA has to say about bridges and it it was certainly the main document when I researched putting my boat at Brundall in respect of bridges, for those not familiar with this document it then follows with a list of bridges and clearances. Sadly whilst it does state that there are operational issues with Trowse bridge it does not mention anything about Reedham/Somerleyton/Oulton swing bridges being closed without notice on a frequent basis during the summer. My point being that had I been aware of these issues with the aforementioned bridges then my decision to select Brundall would have been made with all the relevant limitations in respect of bridge passages.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Whilst in principle I agree with you, that just puts you into the "rebel/trouble maker" category whereby your credibility is lost and your grievance dismissed. A class action law suit or whatever the UK equivalent has far more impact.
  5. Philosophical

    A Serious Question

    Give the punters a choice.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    From a "positioning" perspective, us river users (of large and small boats) discussing how we can manage/ tolerate/get by/even accept the current problems with the bridges actually entangles us in the issue, to the point where we become part of the problem also. It needs a clear message to the BA, that they need to bring pressure on Railtrack to fulfill their statutory obligations without compromise and without delay.
  7. Philosophical

    England V Tunisia

    The problem with English football is that our players are just not paid enough. On the pittance they are paid how can we possibly expect them to perform?
  8. Philosophical

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Didn't Hans Christian Anderson write about something similar except the subject matter was some clothing?
  9. Philosophical

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Waiting for a spring tide to get them off doesn't work either.
  10. Philosophical

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Maybe the owners and directors at Broom Boats have a very good crystal ball and decided there is no future in building large boats that can't be tested locally or delivered by sea. Station Road is quite difficult even for "modest GP's"
  11. Philosophical

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Maybe the owners and directors at Broom Boats have a very good crystal ball and decided there is no future in building large boats that can't be tested locally or delivered by sea. Station Road is quite difficult even for "modest GP's"
  12. Philosophical

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    The inevitable result of the "Gin Palaces" and other large bling boats should not be on the broads lobby is to strengthen the case for Network rail against the BA to indeed weld the bridges shut..... and believe me once they are welded shut they are shut forever.
  13. Philosophical

    My Day

    Can you still get "lucky Rabbits feet" from the local butchers?
  14. Philosophical

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    As said earlier, I am not entrenched here and my opinion and therefore comments have been made with the belief that "summer rails" were used in bygone days.
  15. Philosophical

    A Serious Question

    Maybe they should fry sausages and burgers on the track to feed the crews of all the boats trapped by the closed bridge.
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