Anybody see the news report on telly last week? I saw it on national telly in London at the weekend. This whole bridge thing, how long it takes to reinstate or sort even temporary bridges is a mystery to me. There was a similar situation in a town near me a few years ago, over what was at the time, newly re-opened rail line. We won't go into the lack of coherent forward thinking i.e. check the bridge BEFORE you open the f****** line. Just have the road shut for 18 months. In WW11, they used to chuck Bailey Bridges ( in a matter of days, even hours ), over canals, small rivers, brooks, big rivers - often under fire. Then they ran whole divisions and corps of men, trucks, tanks, the big red ball, for months, even years before 'proper' bridges were reinstated. Yet this seems impossible today. We've become bogged down with the lassitude of committees, experts, opinions, listening to every arsehole and his dog, health and safety etc., etc., etc. Instead of just getting on with it and the 'can do' attitude. I really do think we've lost it in this country. Rant Over!