Enthusiast writes about Telford’s favourite bridge

Enthusiast writes about Telford’s favourite bridge

The Happy Pontist is a bridge designer by trade and has reviewed bridges around the world.

What did they think about our bridge?

“It’s a bit like a glass of beer with too much foam left on top.

I do like the commitment to transparency, as covered bridges often give a very enclosed feeling. It lightens the overall impression of the bridge, giving good views for bridge users and I’d think a greater feeling of security as a result.”

Take a look at the blog post here: https://happypontist.blogspot.com/2019/05/telford-station-footbridge.html

13 thoughts on “Enthusiast writes about Telford’s favourite bridge

  • May 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    imagine calling Telford a shithole and following a Telford Facebook page

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    I feel like we have a better bridge, cannot quite remember where though.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    Is this the railway bridge ? Yes its pretty and all but they need to take a serious look at the lighting particularly at night

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Honestly couldn’t care for it.
    The moment I spotted it and all the glass and lifts I thought to myself “give it a few months and every glass panel will be smashed and the lift vandalised”.

    This is telford…you don’t waste money on this dump.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    The glass tilting outwards is a really bad design …. especially when you’re driving underneath it and your headlights are reflecting off it towards you. Oh and that purple light, what is that all about?

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    The Ironbridge is Telford’s favourite bridge.
    This is just a designers dream.
    Over engineered. Does not keep you dry in the rain as there is a gap in the roof

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  • May 1, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    It floods easily by the lift near the steps, it has a ramp for easy accessibility that ends up at a blind right hand turn into the small bottle neck at the busiest part of the bridge. Looks nice but poorly designed

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