It’s only a bridge

It’s only a bridge

It’s only a bridge

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I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.

I have never found any problems travelling through other roads in York since its closure, and I hope this debate in your columns will soon cease.

Can anyone remember the furore there was over the closure of Coney Street and Goodramgate many years ago to most transport, and how nice it is now to walk without fear along these areas.

James Alexander and his team have made great efforts to improve our beautiful city of York and while I am on about it, I deplore the vast number of opposition councillor letters trying to make political gains over the bridge closure.

Bryan R Lawson, Burton Fields Road, Stamford Bridge, York.

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1:50pm Tue 15 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

I could not agree more.Even if all the fines were paid back to everyone,people would still have something to moan about.
I could not agree more.Even if all the fines were paid back to everyone,people would still have something to moan about. CHISSY1
  • Score: -8

3:21pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 9

3:37pm Tue 15 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
So what is your opinion on the boring subject.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome.[/p][/quote]So what is your opinion on the boring subject. CHISSY1
  • Score: -13

3:41pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
So what is your opinion on the boring subject.
None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome.[/p][/quote]So what is your opinion on the boring subject.[/p][/quote]None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 6

5:23pm Tue 15 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
So what is your opinion on the boring subject.
None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.
There was no subject when it was closed.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome.[/p][/quote]So what is your opinion on the boring subject.[/p][/quote]None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.[/p][/quote]There was no subject when it was closed. CHISSY1
  • Score: -11

9:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
So what is your opinion on the boring subject.
None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.
There was no subject when it was closed.
"There was no subject when it was closed."

So why are you asking me what my views are on the subject if there has never been, in your opinion, any subject?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome.[/p][/quote]So what is your opinion on the boring subject.[/p][/quote]None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.[/p][/quote]There was no subject when it was closed.[/p][/quote]"There was no subject when it was closed." So why are you asking me what my views are on the subject if there has never been, in your opinion, any subject? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 7

11:37pm Tue 15 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times?

To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times? To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 2

11:40pm Tue 15 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge."

Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject.

How ironic. How tiresome.
So what is your opinion on the boring subject.
None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.
There was no subject when it was closed.
"There was no subject when it was closed."

So why are you asking me what my views are on the subject if there has never been, in your opinion, any subject?
If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times?

To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job.

PS The last comment was corrupted and didn't print properly!
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge." Says the person who feels compelled to write a letter on the subject. How ironic. How tiresome.[/p][/quote]So what is your opinion on the boring subject.[/p][/quote]None. The bridge is reopened so there is no subject.[/p][/quote]There was no subject when it was closed.[/p][/quote]"There was no subject when it was closed." So why are you asking me what my views are on the subject if there has never been, in your opinion, any subject?[/p][/quote]If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times? To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job. PS The last comment was corrupted and didn't print properly! AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 1

1:03am Wed 16 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Comparing Goodramgate and Coney Street with Lendal Bridge shows the stupidity of the letter writer!
Comparing Goodramgate and Coney Street with Lendal Bridge shows the stupidity of the letter writer! Badgers Drift
  • Score: 1

4:10am Wed 16 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
Comparing Goodramgate and Coney Street with Lendal Bridge shows the stupidity of the letter writer!
Not really.... if Coney Street was still open, then the council shut Lendal bridge, all the traffic would divert over Ouse Bridge and Coney Street... imagine what it'd be like for visitors trying to shop along Coney Street then!
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: Comparing Goodramgate and Coney Street with Lendal Bridge shows the stupidity of the letter writer![/p][/quote]Not really.... if Coney Street was still open, then the council shut Lendal bridge, all the traffic would divert over Ouse Bridge and Coney Street... imagine what it'd be like for visitors trying to shop along Coney Street then! Magicman!
  • Score: -1

9:36am Wed 16 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times?

To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job.So you never actually worked when the bridge was closed,so what were you doing?.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.If there was "no subject" then why did you bother to read all those articles on it and bore us with your "none" comments all those times? To many of us who actually live and work here in York it WAS a very valid story because it did make a difference to our lives. Personally I am delighted the bridge is now open. It means I can now go back to doing my job.[/p][/quote]So you never actually worked when the bridge was closed,so what were you doing?. CHISSY1
  • Score: -3

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