The bridge is back!
Today the footbridge is finally back. I walked across it, and took a good look.
It’s a rather ugly beast, presumably built to minimum budget and having all the elegance and charm of the railings put up around 1960s main roads in our cities to make it clear that pedestrians were no longer welcome. Not that the old one was a thing of beauty, either. Given the generally nice setting, that’s a shame. But at least we have the route back.
In other local news, I’ve looked at the details of that planning application. There’s absolutely no access except from Old Exeter Road, and they’re going to have to close it for an extended period (having cleared it of parked cars) to build this lot. There’s already an excess of demand over supply for parking, and new flats will only make that worse: that’s the kind of thing that’ll weigh fairly heavily with the planning folks, unless something substantially more than a Free Lunch is involved.
Still, the mere fact of the application is yet another reason to move from this blighted place.