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YOUR VIEWS: Problems again on Torvean Swing Bridge in Inverness

By Gregor White

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Torvean swing bridge hit more problems, despite having a new part fitted.
Torvean swing bridge hit more problems, despite having a new part fitted.

Last week saw the Torvean Swing Bridge over the Caledonian Canal in Inverness hit with yet another problem. Just over a fortnight ago the bridge broke down and a specially made new part was ordered. This was fitted, but almost immediately a problem with sensors cropped up preventing the bridge from being operated remotely from the control building, as it should be. Specialist engineers sorted this problem only for another hitch to arise on the frequently troubled structure.

“I hope it’s the builders paying for this and not council tax payers. Should have went for the tunnel option.” - Stephen John Crockett

“There's no such swing as bad publicity.” - Tony Shaw

“The UK is obsessed with bridges when our European counterparts would just build a tunnel.” - Prab Panesar

“Prab Panesar, a tunnel wouldn’t have given the developers at Holm a new road!!” - David M Edes

“Be quicker using a ferry.” - Craig Robertson

“Hope it's still under warranty.” - Alison Dawson

“Our council couldn’t run a bath.” - Martin Fraser

“Remember this joke of a situation when they come knocking on your door looking for your vote. Unfortunately these people were put into office by the public.” - Tiffer Forbes

“All this moaning over what? People need to get a grip wind there silly little necks in and thank their lucky stars they don’t live in Gaza or Ukraine. Moan Moan Moan.” - Brian Sinclair

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