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Very few people know the name of the bridge which passes over the Inland Wateway at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Tampa Avenue. There are no signs indicating the name of the bridge, nor is it named on most maps.
The official name is Hatchett Creek Bascule... believe it or not? By the way, Bascule is French for "seesaw". Here it is used as the type of bridge and the way it opens and closes.
What name should it be? How about naming it after an important person or organization which had a major impact on the city growth for over 40 years? An organization which saved the city in the early 1900's.
The Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) had a tremendous effect on building the city what it is today. Beginning in 1932, after the Stock Market Crash, the owners of three major building in downtown Venice, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, were in financial difficulties as was the city. KMI rented and then purchased the buildings which were originally built as hotels.
Converting them to a a winter retreat for their students from the campus in Kentucky.
Today the buildings are still the largest and most dominant in the city. Both the school buildings are now National Monuments.
Ringling Circus has a bridge named after it.
Let's name the "no-name bridge" the KMI Bridge.
The footbridge over the railway line at the junction of Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue is currently dangerous to pedestrians as cyclists use it instead of the road.
A three year old girl was hit by a cyclist there recently.
Cycle barriers would stop cyclists using this narrow footway and ensure that pedestrians and pushchairs can safely cross the bridge.
Last April, they put up stop lights & closed one lane of the South Aspy bridge because it's unsafe to drive on. That lane on the bridge is now piled with snow.
How could the constant weight of snow be any less dangerous than the weight of a car driving over it? If the bridge is that damaged and unsafe, why hasn't anything been done about it yet? Are they waiting until it lets go due to the weight of a school bus full of kids driving over it? Something needs to be done. Now.
The Department of Transportation have simply said "It's on the list". Just how long is that list? Where are our Tax Dollars going? Certainly not to road and bridge maintenance.
Bridge has been non-functioning since the 1960's/1970's, Summer/Fall of 2011 was supposed to bring to the end a Restoration Project for pedestrians and bicyclists. As of January 1, 2012 The Mayor told Fox23 News that the project is some years from happening.
AND MAINLY as of January 1, 2012 9am conditions involving the bridge contributed to the death of Warren Belcher!! Been informed that Warren's death is not the first incident involving the condition of this bridge and its lack of safety!!
The bridge located on 251 highway in Southwest Manitoba was neglected by the powers to be during the recent flood. Due to this neglect, the bridge buckled and is not safe to use.
This bridge would not be too difficult to fix and we would like to request the government to provide the funding for a temporary bridge to be erected to open this life line to light vehicles-cars, trucks and school buses thus leaving the detour road for heavy oil field traffic and farm implements.
A new bridge will be constructed in the near future but until that time, we do need a temporary bridge in place. 251 is a provincial road and it is up to the government to repair the bridge and would like to suggest that a Bailey Bridge/Acrow Bridge be in place by freeze up for us to use.
The detour road is not safe for all traffic and we hope that the government does not wait until an accident occurs and then decide to do something about it.
This is now the 3rd occasion within 6 weeks where all 14 residents in Tuggerah Str,Lisarow, NSW 2250 have either been marooned in their homes or could not get across the bridge to get home for over 8 hours on the last 2 occasions and 3 hours on the first in the last 6 weeks. Simply unacceptable.
Lisarow Station 561079
1. 12 June 2011 from 16:00 to 07:00. No data provided
2. 20 July 2011 from 08:00 to 16:00. 21mm in 24 hours
3. 21 July 2011 from 15:00 to 23:00. 50mm in 24 hours.
BOM - I am also concerned that I can’t get through to the Bureau of Meteorology to find out information on rain fall, considering we are being marooned so often, it would be nice to know that someone is looking out for us during night time hours or we should at least be able to rest assured by being able to find out that the rain is going to let up throughout the night? How about answering your phone?
RTA - Another major concern is that no road closures were made during any of these regular floods and I fear that their will be an accident soon with neighbours driving over the bridge at early flood signs and after the water starts to reside (Its isn't possible for the period of after an hour at the start and after an hour towards the end, even with a 4X4) where the heavy water current might sweep them and their vehicles down stream. The RTA need to arrange for road closures at Tuggerah Str for the 14 residents when it is unsafe to cross the bridge.
It seems we are deliberately ignored by Gosford City Council, the RTA and the BOM despite constant calls for help, because of the lack of concern for our safety or the constant damage to our properties, we the residents in Tuggerah Str will know be taking further action.
All of us laughed every single time we watched that now infamous news clip and the subsequent "refix" video that made Clifton Brown a familiar face and name to us.
Then, we watched an interview with Clifton and were bothered by what we saw as an opportunity for us to look at the bigger picture and were genuinely shocked that the producers and presenters of a popular morning TV show did not see that as a part of their civic responsibility.
On the Facebook page for the morning show, after making it clear that he had no reason to apologise, the presenter wrote: "...for the wonderful people that you are, who were so disgusted that you kept watching till the end, tell me what you are going to do to help get the bridge erected."
Roads in Victoria are a mess. Public transport is a mess. Nothing is ever done by State Governments, because they are never around long enough to look into fixing long term issues.
THE BOLTE BRIDGE IS AN ISSUE!!
I pay $13+ a day to travel from Tullamarine to Richmond and the bulk of my travel time is spent crawling at 20km/ph over this poorly built BOLTE Bridge! Drivers have one lane which they need to choose after Footscray Rd or earlier, then they need to give way to trucks entering the bridge because they need to immediately move across two lanes to get on to the lane that takes them to the Westgate Fwy outbound, and of course you also need to contend with drivers from either side who just want to cut into the middle lane right at the end because they don't want to wait, but why would I let them in? I've just wasted 30mins just to get over the bridge!!
Someone at State Government level, please fix this bridge, it's like this all the time, peak or no peak!
Dover bridge is a safety hazard and is falling apart day by day. It causes traffic on a 50 mph road to slow down to 30 mph just to get across.
The state is building a new bridge on Matthews Town Road and the bridge that is currently there is 100 times better then Dover Bridge.
You can see the concrete falling apart from the bridge as you drive across.
FIX THIS BRIDGE NOW!!!!
In the Belmont and Highton area of Geelong there's no skate facilities for the youth. They have to travel to either Waurn Ponds or the Waterfront skate facility which is a fair distance away. Which can be hard during school holiday's for parents because they need to work.
None of the youth areas offer enough shade for people who suffer illnesses involving the sun (eg- cancer). And the area is completely visible from the road so it will be a safe place for kids to hang out and not have to worry about criminals and graffiti. All up it is a perfect spot for this facility.
The parklands on the banks of the Cooks River provide considerable amenity to the community by way of walking paths, open playing fields, various public recreational facilities and a “natural” environmental experience. This amenity is enjoyed by all age groups and across a rage of ethnicities, interests and sporting codes.
Walking/cycle paths travel along both sides of the river. At the Illawarra Rd crossing the paths of both sides connect on the eastern side of that bridge forming one end of a loop that does not require crossing Illawarra Road. However, this is not the case where the paths reach Unwins Bridge.
To form a loop at the Unwins Bridge end pedestrians and cyclists need to cross the road twice. A set of lights enables people to cross at Tempe Station but the 2nd crossing at Bayview St, just inside Canterbury Council, is only supported by a refuge. A narrow cantilevered path is available on the South Eastern side of Unwins Bridge.
The necessity to cross heavily trafficked streets is a major impediment to casual use of the river paths. It is a significant safety issue and detracts from the usability and unity of the parklands on both sides of this reach of the Cooks River. There has been a long held desire by many residents on both sides of the river to have better pedestrian/cycle access across Unwins Bridge.
The Northern Gold Coast Levy Action Group (NGCLAG) would like to thank everyone in the community who supported us! A very special thanks to those who signed our petition online, or at the Marina Quays Markets. We feel that was a major factor in Council relieving local residents from the discriminatory public bridges’ levies.
We have achieved a major victory with the Council at its meeting of the 1st of November 2010, resolving to fund both the Sickle Avenue North and South Bridges from whole of city funds, once and for all removing the proposed levy amounting to $13Million. This was a major achievement requiring many Councillors and Gold Coast City Council Staff to reverse their long held positions and support our cause.
The workload by the group committee over the past number of years that has brought this result has been overwhelming and ultimately exhausting. We have worked full time on this solution for the past 8 months, lobbying, researching, meetings with and submissions to Council and Government and wider stake holders, manning petitions, fund raising, protest rallies and events, also media interviews.
Following this victory, discussions have been held with Councillors and others to determine whether to pursue refunds of the Park and Canal levies applied in 2008. Several committee members who now face no levies at all, have indicated they would continue to stand by members who have already paid these levies. We appreciate the sentiments of those members who have expressed this stand.
Whether NGCLAG proceeds involves consideration of elements such as:
a) The remaining political capital, following Councillors and staff undertaking to bear the cost of two bridges, when they were sent away only three weeks ago to consider how they may pay for one.
b) The legalities of Council refunding levies already paid, as well as the illegality of letting some parties off the hook.
c) The ability to maintain the rage and effort needed for another extended fight that could last into 2012 with little chance of success.
d) The total loss of councillor and staff support for any further action following Councillors of other divisions burdening their constituents an additional rate sum that has been assessed at possibly 6% distributed over the next few years. This rate burden will create ratepayer agitation for these Councillors in the future.
e) The potential that the gains to date could be undone at 2011 budget time by the objectors Young, Sarroff, Crichlow and Shepherd. These objectors may not lie down and we need to retain the good will of the fringe Councillors that supported the recent resolution.
In consideration of the above the committee has now determined as a group it will not be pursuing the remaining levies.
We ask those who have paid or have to pay any levies, to accept that we have achieved significant success on your behalf removing in some cases, $10,000 to $12,000 from your total liability, that only a month ago seemed to be set in concrete. If you feel so aggrieved by the remaining levies we encourage you to pursue whatever avenues you feel appropriate. The structure of the NGCLAG shall remain in the near future to ensure no adverse circumstances arise.
Thanks to those who have sacrificed so much for this fight -in time, health, careers and family especially.
People power! With bridge levies “off the menu” everyone should enjoy Christmas!
The Executive Committee
- Northern Gold Coast Levy Action Group
PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
this petition is for the family of Daniel Madsen. He will be honored and loved dearly.
This is a petition to rebuild the low crossing bridge that is currently between Martin Luther Blvd and Sandavol st.
The low crossing bridge that is currently there has a drain problem as this bridge has been on this property a number of years. and does not work properly. The bridge itself has sunken in and is in need of replacing.
Swansea City Council is proposing to extinguish the right of way which is still in existence at the site of the former Swansea slipbridge at OystermouthRoad (and thereafter demolish the abutments on which the bridge span was supported.)
This matter has now been referred to The Welsh Assembly for a decision on 22nd June 2010. The bridge has been an important part of Swansea since its completion in 1915 and had been well used, as of need, by the public until the bridge span was removed in 2004. The Council originally stated that such removal was to be for repair and/or reinstatement with a similar span. Such action has never been taken.
The span was removed to Swansea promenade by the Council at a cost of some £308K, where it is now not able to serve its rightful purpose. A Consultation exercise by the Council costing £35K was deliberately ignored as the outcome stated that the bridge should have been put back. It is also a historic landmark in Swansea and has been a focal point for tourists visiting the area due to the wonderful views over Swansea and Mumbles. The Swansea Slip Bridge Civic Society and its supporters are challenging the right of way extinguishment order.
We want the right of way to remain and the bridge reinstated. This bridge provided a safe way to cross a very busy road and we want it reinstated at public expense.
There is a Health and Safety issue with the footpath which connects Queensland Drive and Fifty Pitches Road and is the only pedestrian walkway between Cardonald Train Station and Cardonald Business Park.
The issue is in relation to the footpath consistently flooding making it very difficult for people to pass through or reach their place of work safely and comfortably. As this is the only walkway, people either have to walk through the flooded area leaving the person very wet and uncomfortable or use the railing to pull themselves along the ledge at the side of the footpath which is very dangerous.
This issue has been previously reported to Glasgow City Council's Land & Environmental services via phone calls and letters, however with no success. It would be much appreciated if you could assist in getting this issue taken forward by signing this petition in order to get this issue resolved quickly to prevent any accidents from happening.
The lethal intersection of Roper Road with the Pathways Estate has been an ongoing safety issue. A pedestrian pathway on the outside of a sweeping bend, trees on the inside of the bend which restrict vision and no street lighting. Add this to a poorly constructed camber, no line markings and no speed signs from one direction and we have a recipe for ongoing disaster.
This petition is designed to finally get action from the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council to finally modify this corner to substantially improve its safety.
Whilst Sydney inner west 'Iron Cove Bridge' reconstruction has been a controversial issue for the local community here in Rozelle, a glimmer of hope however exists for one positive outcome from this construction for this community in the guise of a pontoon, for access to the waterway locally.
As part of the current construction at the Iron Cove Bridge a pontoon was recently installed for the purposes of facilitating access to the water for workers constructing the pylons. It is this pontoon that the community now wishes to remain in situ once the bridge construction is completed, thus providing access to the waterway.
To date this community has no public access to the water for recreational enjoyment, in fact the nearest public access to the water is located some 2 kilometres away, next to the Le Montage Function Centre which is next to Leichhardt Swimming and Leisure Centre.
Presently, a community petition asking the authorities to retain the pontoon is gaining momentum, already with over 170 signatures from this small community of dwellings impacted by the construction. Clearly this community is happy to put their support behind the retention of this pontoon.
Retaining this pontoon would be consistent with the NSW Planning agenda under the Sharing Sydney Harbour Access Program which has the aim “to improve public access to and enhance the recreational enjoyment of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries for the people of Sydney and its visitors”.
We the undersigned, call upon Verity Firth the Local Member for Balmain to advocate and have this pontoon maintained for the neighbourhood of Rozelle to provide them access to the local waterway.
visit the website: http://rozelle-pontoon.com
People who depend on the Severn River Crossings are unfairly discriminated against by the Government and its Highways Departments by the application of road tolls. Although these are significant civil engineering achievements, there are other important road constructions where no tolls are charged to local residents such as the Thelwall Viaducts on the M6 motorway across the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal or the Southwick Tunnel on the A27 Brighton By-Pass as examples. Even tolls on other crossings such as the Dartmouth Crossings of the River Thames are significantly lower.
The Severn Bridge tolls punish the local residents to the tune of over £1250 per working day year. This translates to a need for at least an extra £2000 gross salary to be on an equal footing with drivers from so many other areas whose transport costs are included in Road Tax expenditure. This is unjust and discriminatory and may well be an issue that should be brought to the European Court of Human Rights.
I am sick of hearing about people jumping off the WestGate Bridge, in Melbourne, generally to their demise. The latest atrocity where 4yo Darcey ''Iris'' Freeman was thrown to her death by her father on the 29th January, 2009 is inexcusable!
These events should not be allowed to happen in the first place and the only was to stop them it to erect some kind of permanent "fence" along the sides of the bridge. When is the government "the people" going to start being proactive rather than reactive.
Rather than commiserate with grieving relatives, the deaths of loved ones, and jailing perpetrators of crimes such as young Darcey, stop them from happening in the first place. What is wrong with this world?
Proper discussion has not been initiated with the town board, town residents, and BOCC, Road & bridge and county manager and forward motion has begun.
The economic feasibility of this HSS site is not fully researched as the BOCC does not know where the trash will be hauled. Depending on this answer, other sites (specifically Kremmling landfill and Fraser Road and Bridge shop could be more feasible).
There are no regulations in place to insure the community's safety. There are no regulations in place should any regulations be violated with the potential for hazardous health and environmental impacts.
We have been unfairly isolated from the planning process with the above departments. The people of this county should have been involved in this important decision effecting all of our lives.
There are documented examples of other communities transfer stations who do not adhere to maintenance of the facility.
Increased carbon footprint due to truck traffic mileage when traveling large distances to and from Hot Sulphur Springs.
This proposal is in direct conflict with the Grand County Master Plan with the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs on issues of preserving agricultural and ranching views on the east end of the town, and joint development with the county within a three mile area of the town.
There will potentially be a negative impact to the water quality due to the close proximity of the waste transfer station to the Colorado River and the source for the Hot Sulphur Springs municipal water plant.
Negative impact on National Scenic Byway, one of few in the state and country
Negative impact to our community is documented in other communities fights against transfer station. They include, visual, odor, noise, traffic, and ground water issues as listed below:
Truck traffic including leachate and trash escaping from trucks, heavy truck traffic, road infrastructure and damage, and increased noise
Noise pollution with large trucks, the trucks dropping loads that may still be encased in steel dumpsters onto concrete tipping floors which can cause adverse vibration in nearby structures.
Odors escaping from open facility doors and unclean trucks
Falling property values and disease spreading due to external vectors such as bugs, birds, mice, and other vermin
Cumulative impacts on public health and quality of life from noxious odors, water quality contamination, increased external vectors, dust, and truck exhaust
Increased fire hazard involved in storage and transfer of materials
Litter and the resulting reduction of property values from improperly sealed trucks, improperly stored garbage, and from wind when doors are open
Property values will decrease due to above issues
Since 1925, the bridge linking the Sarasota mainland to Saint Armands Key has been known as the John Ringling Causeway Bridge.
John Ringling has a long history with the city of Sarasota. John and his wife Mabel called the city home during the winter months. John Ringling constructed the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and gave it to the State of Florida upon his death.
Ringling also developed much of the barrier island region of Sarasota. Ringling's partner, Owen Burns, built the John Ringling Causeway bridge in 1925 to allow people to purchase land that Ringling developed in the Lido Key area.
The bridge located on State Road 789/Gulfstream Avenue between Sunset Drive and Bird Key Drive in the city of Sarasota was unanimously renamed the Gil Waters Bridge according to Resolution No. 08R-2045 during the July 21, 2008 Regular City Commission Meeting.
We request that the original name be reinstated so that the bridge will once again be called the John Ringling Causeway Bridge.
Our Media Coverage
ABC 7 Story - July 28, 2008
Herald-Tribune Editorial - July 29, 2008
Herald-Tribune Story - July 30, 2008
Tampa Bay's 10 News Story - July 30, 2008
Herald-Tribune Story - July 31, 2008
The Victorian Government, Vic Roads, The Campaspe Shire, The Murray Shire and the RTA NSW, want to build a bridge in our town and destroy our Heritage and Amenity in building it.
WEST DAPTO/HORSLEY OVERPASS, Wollongong City Council's inability to implement correct infrastructure to sustain harmony in the environment of a thriving suburb/economy, and their complete lack of of vision for this growing community.
This bypass has been planned for 20 years and yet they still find excuses or better yet more financially viable ideas for themselves.
Friar Gate Bridge was built by Andrew Handyside & Co, of Derby, in 1876. The railway line closed in 1967, and the Grade II listed bridge was left to fall into disrepair.
It was eventually sold by British Rail to Derby City Council for a pound, when it was handed over, the bridge was freshly painted and in excellent condition.
The transaction was carried out on the promise that the bridge should be maintained in good condition in perpetuity. This agreement has not been kept.
Derby City Council have an obligation to maintain the bridge.
• The Canyon De Flores community is long over due for a park we can all enjoy.
• The preliminary talks between the city and the school district need to be accelerated.
• The Land has already been set aside for a park southeast of the St Andrews Bridge.
• The land has also been identified in the city plan for years now. We as residents want to know what exactly is going on.
PennDot plans on closing Log Tavern Road for six months to repair a condemned bridge. The detour will require residents along Log Tavern to go 30 miles out of their way.
This is a life safety issue for all the residents of Crescent Lake and other communities in the area.
We would ask PennDot to leave one lane open while repairing the structure to allow emergency vehicles and residents access to their communities and the town of Milford Pa.
Statistically proven, pets promote the health and well being of older and retired persons.
They also promote a sense of security.
When the new East London Line arrives in 2010, it will mean severe and unacceptable cuts to our existing train services to and from London Bridge. We are asking for your help to fight these cuts by signing our petition.
- Direct trains to and from London Bridge are likely to be cut to four trains per hour.
- This is a reduction from the current service of six trains off peak and more at peak times.
- There will be an extra eight trains per hour on the East London Line stopping at Sydenham and Forest Hill but these will only be four carriages long, with limited seating available.
- Cuts are proposed to the Clapham Junction and Victoria service from our stations, possibly removing this service entirely.
- With these proposed cuts it is likely that London Bridge services will become even more congested than at present.
It is vital that we keep our existing level of services to and from London Bridge
We are not opposed to the new East London line - we warmly welcome it - but this should not be introduced at the cost of existing services.
This petition has been produced by the Forest Hill Society and is supported by the Sydenham Society.
Provide a pedestrian and equestrian bridge from bike path close to Paseo Esteban to North western side of Ambuehl Elementary.
Traffic has conjested La Novia during school hours. Many children ride bikes from neighboring houses South of La Novia/Calle Arroyo. They must commute all the way down the bike path across a narrow bridge that is shared with vehicles.
Eventually, bikes could be ridden to new San Juan Hills high school without the danger of riding on Ortega Highway.