Greenwich Council dig themselves an even bigger hole

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by Bertie Wooster, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel is part of National Cycle Route 1, Dover to
    Shetland, and the Woolwich Foot Tunnel is the furthest downstream 24
    hour crossing of the River Thames for cyclists and pedestrians.

    Greenwich Council is to launch an independent inquiry after the
    collapse of a £11m project to refurbish the Greenwich and Woolwich
    foot tunnels, it has been revealed. Both tunnels have been left
    uncompleted and in a poor condition following the failure of the
    scheme, which began in April 2010. Now Greenwich Council is taking
    legal action against three contractors, after it was forced to step in
    and run the scheme itself.
    Bertie Wooster, Nov 15, 2012
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  2. Bertie Wooster

    thirty-six Guest

    The question remains, " Where did the corporation bury the loot, and
    when will the taxpayers get it back?"

    Were independant inspections made of the "hidden structures" or were
    the stairs likely sound and the supposed fractures only appeared
    because there was further central funding available? Cast iron
    structures are always used in compression. Any risks due to fractures
    are designed out and if there were any, which have not been
    maliciously caused, they would more likely have been passed during
    installation. Cast iron may also be welded, if necessary, so the cost
    of supplying new parts could easily have been avoided if some latter-
    day penguineer decided that cracked cast iron is bad. I say this rat
    is getting high.
    thirty-six, Nov 15, 2012
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