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SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:17 pm
by TIDDLER
LAST YEAR IN GENERAL FLY FISHING > FLOODED RIVERS - JULY '17 (lots of photos) I WROTE OF THE DEMISE OF THIS BRIDGE .

IN YESTERDAYS ODT THIS ARTICLE APPEARED ......
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/brid ... d-collapse

THEN IN TODAYS ODT THIS WAS REPORTED .......
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dcc/ ... ion-sutton

AT LEAST A NEW BRIDGE IS GOING AHEAD BUT ALAS NOT THE BEAUTIFUL OLD ONE THAT WAS . I CAN UNDERSTAND BOTH SIDES OF THIS DEBATE.
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE LUCKY ANGLERS AROUND THE WORLD THAT HAS A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND THE OLD BRIDGE THEN YOU HAVE
A GEM :P

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 am
by TIDDLER

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:41 am
by Andy W
Maybe Option 2? Gives a sense of remembrance for the old but allows for modern over-width farm equipment to use the new bridge.

Spent a lot of my school holidays fishing around that area as a kid, back when kids were allowed to do such things. Lucky to have a few piccy's of the old bridge too. Alas - no Taieri browns were ever caught.

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:43 am
by TIDDLER
LIKE YOU ANDY - I LIKE OPTION 2 - HAS REAL CHARACTER .
I ALSO FISHED THEREABOUTS WITH MY DAD IN THE EARLY '60s . WE WERE BOTH ON THREADLINE THEN AND GOT OUR SHARE OF 2 - 2┬Żlbers BUT NOTHING HUGE . IT WAS A LONG TRIP FROM O PENINSULA WHERE WE LIVED . HAPPY DAYS - FOND MEMORIES .
Al.

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 pm
by Taieri George
OPTION 4
Building a new modern TWO LANE bridge and invest in the future. A nostalgic bridge is gone. Create a new one our great great grand children will admire.

George

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:45 am
by TIDDLER
I CAN SEE WHERE YOUR COMING FROM GEORGE BUT THAT WOULD TAKE NATIONAL FUNDING AND THEREFORE WOULDN'T GO AHEAD FOR YEARS . ANYWAY - GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK ON THE FORUM !
Al

Re: SUTTON BRIDGE DECISION

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:57 pm
by Taieri George
The rebuild is already taking two first of government money. Local/regional share is only one third. But I agree, it is a non vote catcher, will not provoke a strike or a visit from the PM, so not votes, so no more money. But the mayors and Members will turn up for opening. The only true bidders in this issue are the local community board members, they DO know what the region needs.