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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    It's an interesting and fun thing to do.

    There isn't any real practical benefit, just as there isn't any practical benefit in travelling by yacht - it would be much cheaper and faster to use other means of transport.
    Exactly!
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    I heard on VHF on Saturday that the bridge was broken yet again. It doesn't say much for Qinetiq's engineering expertise. I hope their defence gadgets are better.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Tribe View Post
    I heard on VHF on Saturday that the bridge was broken yet again. It doesn't say much for Qinetiq's engineering expertise. I hope their defence gadgets are better.
    Must be fixed again, they haven't announced anything in the way of an NtM about a closure.
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  4. #14
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantata View Post
    they haven't announced anything in the way of an NtM about a closure.
    Maybe their comms gear is maintained by the same crowd that does the bridge.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    OK we've all had a poke at this lot especially over the past couple of years.
    However, after all the outages, there is now a lot going on in the background involving local boating interests, with regular meetings going on involving Qinetic, and there is a feeling that real progress is being made. Maintenance contractors have been changed, daily test programmes are now run, and the MoD has provided a budget for a stock of spare parts whereas before it seems that each breakdown was handled as a one-off. Many of the parts are now bespoke, and cannot simply be bought off the shelf.
    I guess the visible improvement will be slow, but in the meantime we are all encouraged to use the waterway more, because that will reinforce the point that it's really needed.
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  6. #16
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    Default Re: Havengore Bridge - Broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantata View Post
    I guess the visible improvement will be slow, but in the meantime we are all encouraged to use the waterway more, because that will reinforce the point that it's really needed.
    Challenge accepted!

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