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The Garden Bridge

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by tendril, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    I don't get what is going on with the numbers.. that website is (on purpose or not ) really confusing.
    It says the bridge will cost £175M to create.
    Then it says ' More than £145m has been pledged so far' - from where / who ?
    Does that include the £60M of state incl TFL funding? It must do, cos then it goes on about how they are still searching for the rest of the money to come from somewhere.
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  2. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    That'd be a social gathering, and not allowed under the bridge's rules :(
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    yes. but it wouldn't be a bridge, it would be a pier. so the bridge's rules a dead letter.
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  4. Me, upon hearing this first rate idea:

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  5. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    There is to be no fun on the bridge, there must be no fun on the bridge.
    I was wondering, if it gets built if i could be the first to make out on it just to wind them up :D
  6. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

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  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  8. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  9. Fucking Lumley needs putting to sleep, she's now trying to create a Glyndbourne in Bamber Gasgoine's nan's old house in Horley, cos sleepy villages just love 3000 posh folk rolling up in their Range Rovers of an evening...
  10. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  12. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I keep coming to this thread hoping to see it's been cancelled

    Hopefully Theresa May will do a Hinkley
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  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    i hope she'll do a hinckley
  14. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Optimistically, I have put my faith in Khan
  15. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    what's one of those?
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Hinkley was more of a national security issue whereas the bridge is more of a national outrage.
  18. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  19. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    What a truly shit idea this bridge is.
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  20. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I dunno. Looks similar to the approach Khan is taking in that they are giving support but are setting possibly unachievable private funding targets. I still very much have my doubts it will happen.

    I have mixed views on the subject because on one hand its a terrible idea and a terrible waste of money but on the other if it does go ahead there will be a load of cash for my company. Growing trees on bridges is not cheap or easy.
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  21. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Ignoring the poncy roof garden over the Thames thing. The bridge saves a 10 minute walk if you're on the north side of the Thames in between Waterloo & Blackfiars and far less from the South side. This has minimal benefit to ordinary Londoners. :mad:

    Whereas a car crossing inbetween Blackwell and Dartford...
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  22. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    For a country that can't even get a decent road/rail transport infrastructure sorted it seems to be a poor allocation of funds.
    Its divisive, investment in London at the expense of the rest of the country. Being a bridge, youda hoped itud have more of that bridging quality.
    The black hole in the figures? someone making shitloads while others as equally deserving suffer under zero hours contracts.
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  23. Garden Bridge Running Out Of Money: Exclusive

    Like this bit:

    And here's the key to the whole project:

    It's a scam.
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  24. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    They've been spending all that money on what exactly?
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    piss ups for the boys
  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    i read a story in, i think, dragon magazine many years ago where there was some scam over a bridge
  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Isn't it the same for many of these useless vanity projects?
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Is this bridge a vanity project? Whose?
  29. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Joanna Lumley + Boris
  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I would say it was more of a white elephant than a vanity project
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