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Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?

Raggytash 03 Aug 10 - 03:58 AM
GUEST 31 Jul 10 - 09:52 AM
Joe Nicholson 31 Jul 10 - 09:27 AM
Noreen 31 Jul 10 - 09:09 AM
GUEST 31 Jul 10 - 12:54 AM
dick greenhaus 31 Jul 10 - 12:33 AM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 30 Jul 10 - 09:58 PM
Les from Hull 30 Jul 10 - 06:16 PM
gnomad 30 Jul 10 - 05:58 PM
mally 30 Jul 10 - 05:04 PM
Ian@whitby 30 Jul 10 - 03:29 PM
Chris Partington 30 Jul 10 - 02:29 PM
Jack Campin 30 Jul 10 - 02:23 PM
Mo the caller 30 Jul 10 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,buspassed 30 Jul 10 - 10:39 AM
Valmai Goodyear 30 Jul 10 - 08:39 AM
Susan of DT 30 Jul 10 - 06:10 AM
Grampus 30 Jul 10 - 06:10 AM
My guru always said 30 Jul 10 - 06:09 AM
Raggytash 30 Jul 10 - 05:56 AM
Soldier boy 29 Jul 10 - 08:12 PM
GUEST,Confused 29 Jul 10 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,buspassed 29 Jul 10 - 06:31 AM
gnomad 28 Jul 10 - 06:32 PM
Richard Bridge 28 Jul 10 - 04:24 PM
John MacKenzie 28 Jul 10 - 03:15 PM
Les from Hull 28 Jul 10 - 02:09 PM
GUEST 28 Jul 10 - 01:51 PM
Raggytash 28 Jul 10 - 12:36 PM
John MacKenzie 28 Jul 10 - 11:03 AM
MC Fat 28 Jul 10 - 09:46 AM
r.padgett 28 Jul 10 - 08:56 AM
nutty 28 Jul 10 - 08:24 AM
Arthur_itus 28 Jul 10 - 08:18 AM
John MacKenzie 28 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 28 Jul 10 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,Wombat 28 Jul 10 - 07:27 AM
Arthur_itus 28 Jul 10 - 03:45 AM
John J 28 Jul 10 - 03:34 AM
gnomad 28 Jul 10 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,SID 27 Jul 10 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,Tig 27 Jul 10 - 08:53 AM
gnomad 27 Jul 10 - 08:40 AM
vectis 27 Jul 10 - 07:58 AM
r.padgett 27 Jul 10 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 27 Jul 10 - 05:05 AM
Commander Crabbe 26 Jul 10 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,Guest Betsy 26 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Raggytash
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 03:58 AM

Hiccup with the bridge yesterday morning, stuck in the closed position which meant people could get across but tall boats couldn't get out, problem resloved by yesterday afternoon...... watch this space


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 09:52 AM

Aw - would have made a good song if it had stayed closed!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 09:27 AM

If it had an affinity with The Tay Bridge Disater then it would be remembered fo a very long time.

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Noreen
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 09:09 AM

But not funny- predictable and boring.

Great news about the bridge though! :)


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 12:54 AM

Dick, he one forward gear was only used uf they got attacked from behind, WW11 banter


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 12:33 AM

"Italian gearbox? 5 reverse gears and one forward? Or rusts in 5 days? Or maybe is ordered to let the official driver through?"
Is that a British bigot I hear?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 09:58 PM

Been up in Jockland enjoying real folk music and missed all the fun.

However regarding the question about anybody in Whitby being able to walk on water I can only say that probably not since I retired (blushes).


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:16 PM

And here was me thinking that it only closed when I wanted to get across!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: gnomad
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:58 PM

Yes it is working again. WHOOPEE, YAHOO, and other joyful noises.

Opening is by request, on the hour and half hour, from two hours before high tide to two hours after. So if no request is received it doesn't open, and outside those hours a request will go unanswered.

A relatively small number of additional openings for particular events are arranged outside this schedule, usually in connection with yacht racing, and at extra cost to those arranging them.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: mally
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:04 PM

But will it STILL be working -----------???

Gsrampus? this should be GRUMPUS such negative vibes tempt fate try to be a little more positive please.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Ian@whitby
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 03:29 PM

It's always been like that! - tides permitting. Tall things have to wait their turn - a very sensible policy in my view.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Chris Partington
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 02:29 PM

I hope some hard-working and dedicated council employee gets the credit they deserve for being responsible for, sourcing, ordering, organising transport, fitting and generally cracking whips and getting the job done with little time wasted.
But I suppose there'll only be complaints that it wasn't fixed the same day it broke - something that the said employee has anticipated for next time by buying a spare.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 02:23 PM

i read that the whitby bride was jammed in the open position

There has to be a song in that. Particularly since the problem was only solved by bringing in Italians with tools the like of which had never been seen in living memory in Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:51 AM

Great news.
It says on the Brige Website that it opens on the hour and half hour to let boats through. Is this a new timetable or has it always been like that?
I'd just assumed that they opened it when something tall needed to get through.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:39 AM

Story has it that the bridge isn't really fixed they've just used a Magpie Cafe frozen Moby Dick Double Jumbo Haddock to bridge the gap!

Is it teatime yet?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:39 AM

I hope this episode may inspire a song or recitation from Stanley Accrington. It has a certain affinities with the Tay Bridge Disaster.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:10 AM

The live picture in the website given in the 4th message shows the bridge functioning with traffic crossing it. Hurray.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Grampus
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:10 AM

Hooray!

But will it STILL be working when we get there for the Festival???


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:09 AM

That's fantastic news for Whitby and the Festival, well done those engineers! I'm certain that all the people helping with ferrying will be very glad of the rest!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Raggytash
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:56 AM

I am reliably informed by my son who has been working on the Esk Belle ferrying people across the water that the bridge has now re-opened.
Some may say hurray


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Soldier boy
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 08:12 PM

Well that's good news for her new husband GUEST Confused.

Or at least I hope it was only the Whitby bride's husband and that she hasn't been open access to every Tom, Dick and Harry in Whitby for all this time.
The mind boggles!

Wheyhay!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,Confused
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 01:13 PM

Thank goodness - i read that the whitby bride was jammed in the open position


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 06:31 AM

Italian gearbox? Fiat? Fix it again Tony!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: gnomad
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 06:32 PM

Back home by 11pm today, decidedly tired, but it was slightly less chaotic today, fewer visitors midweek. No further news of the repairs except that it is a gearbox shaft that they are planning to swap.

Fingers still crossed for Friday.

Thanks Arthur i, I enjoyed the first two clips, but I am getting a little over-familiar with the view in the third, I'll doubtless love it again in a few months ;-)


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 04:24 PM

Italian gearbox? 5 reverse gears and one forward? Or rusts in 5 days? Or maybe is ordered to let the official driver through?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:15 PM

Poor RP :(


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 02:09 PM

You'd only be able to use Raymond at low tide!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 01:51 PM

guest i was always told malcolm storey could walk on water, failing that we could stand the barnsley lads in the river and use as stepping stones alan cox


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Raggytash
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 12:36 PM

Good on you Wombat, yes it's true I do have a Kayak (VERY cheap)and a dinghy for sale. PM me for details

Cheers

Raggy


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 11:03 AM

Cross by lizard?

Remind you of anybody?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: MC Fat
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 09:46 AM

I resemble that remark !!!! Contributions were taken for the massive engineering project and plans were on show each year at the Tap Spile. I beilieve in the absence of major governmant money those proceeds went to the lifeboat.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:56 AM

Errm ask McFat he may know summat Hazel!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: nutty
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:24 AM

I seem to remember (some years ago) contributing to a cable car aimed at crossing the river.

I think the inventor must have absconded with the proceeds (or spent them on beer)
Had it been built it would be making a fortune now.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:18 AM

Well folkies always need a good old wash at these festivals, so why not swim across. It will wash the clothes as well, so you want need to take any change of clothes with you. Won't take long to dry out if it is nice and sunny. :-)


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM

Where are those Mudcatters who can walk on water, when you need them?

What we need is Ferries at the Bottom of the Garden


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:33 AM

Is there no-one in Whitby who can walk on water ?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: GUEST,Wombat
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:27 AM

Small rowing boat and kayak for sale! PM Raggytash for details.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:45 AM

Just for Gnomad

The Ferryman

Who Pays The Ferryman

Whitby Bridge


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: John J
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:34 AM

Isn't it sad that the nation that saw the dawn of the Industrial Revolution has to rely on an overseas engineering company to pull us out of it....but well done the Italians!

But that's a whole new (B.S.) thread.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems?
From: gnomad
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:26 AM

Scarborough BC Statement as at Tuesday 27/7/10

Let us hope it all goes as planned.

8.25am, I'm off to play ferrymen.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: GUEST,SID
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 03:07 PM

"In t' days afoor t'Transporter Bridge were put up,
A ferry boat lay in the slip,
An' owd Ted the Boatman would row foalks across
At per tuppence, per person, per trip."

-- I'll sort it out when I get there: Albert Ramsbottom!


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:53 AM

Ah, well. I've already booked my ticket on your excellent vessel to go to Staithes.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: gnomad
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:40 AM

No bank or other free outdoor ATM on the east side, Ray. I think the Shambles had one of those "in shop" type machines last time I went in there, but I suspect it would be one of those that levies a transaction fee for all cards and I don't know whether it is still there.

There is, however, a small Post Office, might they offer anything suitable?

Whitby Gazette is reporting a spare which is being airfreighted from Italy at £25k, should be here Thurs with possible re-opening Friday. Here's hoping. We are also told that a second replacement is being made, so that the east leaf of the bridge (which is not broken at the moment) can have its similar part replaced during a quieter time this winter, so perhaps some good may come of all this.

The ferry situation is causing some decidedly unpleasant behaviour, and I know that I am not alone in being concerned at some ferry-related safety matters. The matter will be resolved eventually, but that cannot come too soon in my book.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: vectis
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 07:58 AM

A horizontal version across the river would be excellent.

Maybe I'll bring the kayak to Whitby this year?


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: r.padgett
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 07:55 AM

Any ATMs on the Church st side? that is Endeavour, Fleece, Middlearth side?

Looks like taxis to and from Conservative club, assuming they will be there!

Aelfleda TCLS likely to be built before the bridge is repaired I reckon Jimmy

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:05 AM

Suppose it's time to regenerate the Aefleda Terrace Chair Lift Scheme


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 09:07 PM

BBC Look North ain't engineers and have probably taken SBC by their word!!!

New gearbox for a one hundred year old bridge from Italy and they expect it to fit perfectly in two days.

1. I doubt if the gearbox is a small item like what you would bolt into a BMW.

2. I've heard they need a rather large crane to install it.

I'm usually a fairly optimistic person myself but SBC said the sea defences at Scarborough would take two years and 24 million to do. I believe in the end it took three years and cost £51 million.

Yours sceptically

CC


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: GUEST,Guest Betsy
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM

The problem is mechanical - old gears - The council Chief Engineer is a Civil Engineer i.e 2 of sand and 1 of cement. Don't hold your breath for a quick solution but let's hope all is OK for the Fest.


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:28 PM

According to BBC Look North tonight, it will be fixed by the end of the week.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:25 PM

According to local sources £1500 a day is to be earned running a ferry boat and the 'Dolphin' pub has spread it's outside tables across the road up to the bridge. Talk about making hay!


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