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A87911166 - Isle of Wight Shipwrecks: Floating Bridge No. 6

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Bluebottle

Entry: Isle of Wight Shipwrecks: Floating Bridge No. 6 - A87911166
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

Why couldn't the £3million bridge cross the river?

I'm beginning to think that the only possible explanation for Floating Bridge 6 is that it was an elaborate April Fool's Day joke that got out of hand and no-one now knows how to end…

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A87911166 - Isle of Wight Shipwrecks: Floating Bridge No. 6

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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent to see this in Peer Review - apt for 1 April indeed, that Floating Bridge No 6 is a joke that is not funny...


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SashaQ - happysad

is a joke, but that is not funny that it is such a waste of time and money...


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Bluebottle

Another waste of money was the latest official report. I've tweaked the entry to say:

13 April 2019 – the East Cowes councillor announces that the Local Enterprise Partnership's summary report on the bridge was a 'catastrophic failure' that 'cannot represent any kind of perspective on which policy or future actions are based.' Councillor Karl Love announced, 'We submitted several hundred pages demonstrating that the floating bridge has hurt the economy and that the Council appears to have provided deceptive information to the LEP in their business case.' Yet the report states it only received 14 responses to its consultation from the Isle of Wight, grouping the hundreds of responses from members of public on the Isle of Wight together and summarily dismissing them with the words 'one response was received from a stakeholder group'.

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SashaQ - happysad

That's not good that the LEP report dismissed the consultation responses, but is good that a Councillor has raised the issue.

I'm not sure I follow all the events, though - was it the Council report that said the floating bridge wouldn't work, and the LEP report that said the Council provided deceptive information while deceiving readers about the extent of the response to the consultation?


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Post 6

Bluebottle

Thanks for your comments there – sorry I didn't notice them before.smiley - doh
I've updated it to include yesterday's news story (the Council announced the bridge was out of service when it, shockingly, actually wasn't out of servicesmiley - yikes The council then said 'Sorry, we got the dates wrong'.
But to answer your question the Councillor described the LEP report as being fill of deceptive information and highlighted that it was deceiving readers. The councillor also said the floating bridge doesn't work.

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Bluebottle

Strangely true:
According to what3words the Floating Bridge goes from Committed.written.wreck to country.ferried.umbrellas, travelling through such references as Piglets.collision.living, Mermaids.overlook.stuns and Only.reference.rock

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