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The bridge is part of a winding road over stream that funnels a large amount of the rain that falls on the hill. It's likely that there isn't much top soil there are there's still a worry about landslips etc. To rebuild it they'll have to strip away all of the remaining bridge, stabilise the sides and, as it's on the edge of the Dales, rebuild it as much as possible as the original was built I would think. There's more rain coming towards the UK this weekend and into next week, although luckily it doesn't look nearly as heavy as it has been, which would probably delay any work. Flash flooding has meant resources have been funnelled into helping people who currently have no where to live and a dam above Whaley Bridge in the peak district has started to collapse resulting in the town being evacuated.

Rebuilding a bridge so a bike race can follow the exact route planned, rather than taking a small detour, is unlikely to be high up the list of priorities at the moment.
 
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King Boonen said:
Rebuilding a bridge so a bike race can follow the exact route planned, rather than taking a small detour, is unlikely to be high up the list of priorities at the moment.
Why not? It would be a big priority in Spain, France, Belgium or many other countries who host big races all the time. The WC is the biggest public event that this region will probably ever see. Not sure why it shouldn't be a priority.
 
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DFA123 said:
King Boonen said:
Rebuilding a bridge so a bike race can follow the exact route planned, rather than taking a small detour, is unlikely to be high up the list of priorities at the moment.
Why not? It would be a big priority in Spain, France, Belgium or many other countries who host big races all the time. The WC is the biggest public event that this region will probably ever see. Not sure why it shouldn't be a priority.
Because it is only a small detour. The race can do what the locals will have to do for months and will scarcely notice the difference. See maps higher up the thread (if the forum will allow it).
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
DFA123 said:
King Boonen said:
Rebuilding a bridge so a bike race can follow the exact route planned, rather than taking a small detour, is unlikely to be high up the list of priorities at the moment.
Why not? It would be a big priority in Spain, France, Belgium or many other countries who host big races all the time. The WC is the biggest public event that this region will probably ever see. Not sure why it shouldn't be a priority.
Because it is only a small detour. The race can do what the locals will have to do for months and will scarcely notice the difference. See maps higher up the thread (if the forum will allow it).
Well said that man/woman/dalek
 
OldCranky said:
Honestly, the state of this country. How can this:



not be repaired, or otherwise made usable, in two months? It's hardly a monumental civil engineering project.

Compare and contrast - this took 43 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz_j_BEkVCQ

Meanwhile in Yorkshire 23 blokes with clipboards and hi-vis jackets are standing around a bridge looking perplexed.
They should just make a ramp at one end, and make it a jump - what a worlds race we would be in for :cool:
 
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Cookster15 said:
That's it? Just rebuild the bridge. Piece of cake. In China they build this kind of stuff in maybe two hours. Its called rolling up the sleeves and working hard.
Not so easy. China is a communist country. Chinese are currently cash rich. They have enough construction material/prefab and workforce that they donot know what to do with it. They are pushing that onto neighboring countries with OBOR.
On the other hand a democratic country has to follow rules. Is the budget available? whether the budget is going to come from district/state/central level? Then it has to follow a process of tendering to which ever company takes it up which takes time. Does the company have standardized prefabricated material in storage? if not it has to be manufactured which takes a very long time.
The chinese sample shown is a preplanned event in which the budget would have been sanctioned years ago, the prefab blocks were made and brought to site and then the Assembly of the same took hrs which was shown in the video whereas this one is a unplanned disaster, in a remote location with low priority especially if there are alternate routes.
 
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Sounds like good news. I doubt there couldn't have been an even better route on a different circuit but usually with these sort of forced route changes we end up with the most straight forward and therefore often boring option.
 

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