Wear crossing

Discussion in 'SMB' started by steve30000, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    What's the point of a bridge if it isn't needed?
  2. Boris Bear

    Boris Bear Striker

    It is needed.

    It's opened up a large plot of land for development.

    Plus it is an amazing landmark
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  3. Draig

    Draig Midfield

    There already was a road down the north side and the south side of the river, so how did the new bridge open up an area that could already be accessed by road?

    It's a nice enough bridge, though the original fishtail pylon would have looked far, far better!
  4. yyy

    yyy Striker

    I'd rather turn the pylon upside down. To the mags, it would look like this.

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  5. Kane

    Kane Central Defender

    You can see it from space IIRC
  6. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    The future.
  7. Draig

    Draig Midfield

  8. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    Should have built a spaceship landing site as well while they were at it.
  9. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Don't think that that was in the original plans.
  10. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    Well that shows a distinct lack of foresight.
  11. mux

    mux Striker Contributor

    They have, you just can't see it yet as they haven't finished painting it.

    Apparently they didn't bank on stocks of UV paint being so diminished due to the local forrin population buying it all up for their nocturnal female targeting activities.
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  12. Boris Bear

    Boris Bear Striker

    Haway man. You want people to drive down towards the Queen Alex, across and back up to get to that land rather than straight across? Or did you want them to drive down Chester road and through Pallion or Pennywell?
  13. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    They should just build stuff in Newcastle Boz. Wasted in Sunderland as these threads prove, cos half the people there have given up on life.
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  14. West_Winger

    West_Winger Winger

    This would have been a better bet imo.

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  15. Draig

    Draig Midfield

    Yes and No.

    What I'm saying is that for a new industrial/ enterprise park south of the river then, in the short term, employees from that side could already access that area with only a few junction/road enhancements needed to improve access from the Queen Alex and with Phase 3 providing the road link to the new employment area.

    Most access would be via A19 and Wessington Way, where conversion of roundabouts to traffic light controlled junctions would still be needed with improvement of the Queen Alex road junction.

    This would have been the initial phase and would have enabled the industrial park venture to begin earlier.

    I would then have built a new bridge from across from the improved Queen Alex junction - almost alongside the existing bridge, which then leaves the lower deck of the Queen Alex bridge free to be converted to bus & cycle lanes, thus providing enhancement of public transport between northern and southern conurbations and also for the new industrial park.

    The reduced load weight of constant road traffic on the bridge could then allow for the upper deck to be brought into use possibly as a tourist attraction (maybe simply as a view point) or a ship building memorial urban park.

    In the long term the lower deck should be tagged for Metro use with digging of an underground east-west metro line along the north bank.

    Now that is a plan with long term ambition for the city, rather than just building a bridge to an industrial park. The new Metro line, with possibility of linking across to St Peter's and Roker) could really transform prospects for the north bank communities.
  16. hefty em

    hefty em Striker

    Been Ower for first time today. Didn't need to like, could have just went ower the Alex.
    Good bridge. Enjoyable.

    The lay out ower the south side is not what I pictured like, I thought it'd be straight down past matalan but you swing left then around.
  17. timharding

    timharding Midfield

    It’s closed on Sunday
  18. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    So, twice on Sunday.
  19. Boris Bear

    Boris Bear Striker

    Didn’t read that mate but I’m going to side with the experts on this one rather than yourself
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  20. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Twice? 11pm on Saturday until monday morning, innit?

    Its like some people just hate money being spent on the city. We should be proud to have things like this built here
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018

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