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Bleck Cra
2011-12-06 12:23:03
"Made in Hell from Girders" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Made in Hell from Girders (Contract pics)

ANOTHER ERECTION IN THE MOURNES
Nanny has built a bridge over the Glen Fofanny River where it meets the Midpace on the Bloody Bridge track.. She believes that we are not fit to cross it unaided, despite us having done so for millennia.
When I write “River”, let me explain. In the North, we have only a handful of what are usually called “rivers”: the Rivers Bann, the River Lagan, the Blackwater – and I have probably forgotten something. Anyway what I mean, is anything in the North with moving water is called a river.
In full spate, the Midpace River which the track follows, gets angry enough but any reasonably fit walker unfortunate enough to fall into it, would emerge unscathed…, if displeased.
This is to describe the general scale of things at this locus and give an idea of the danger - or what danger?
This brings me to the heart of the thing. The bodies (or is that too Clarksonesque …?) who appear not only to be in charge of their own business but also ours, justify this kind of horror with the mantra that they are affording access to those whom otherwise couldn’t get their wheelchairs up the mountain. No one with so much as an ingrowing toenail is going to get this far up the track in any case.
I have expressed my views many times on this subject, on this site – and so far, hear only the sound of my own voice – so could I make this a formal invitation for the organisations responsible for this bridge and also the new Binnian track to appraise us of 3 things – their reason for building these structures, the authority they have to do so and the cost? We shall see if they accept.


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