No point in bridge change

LETTER

One of the first things a learner driver is told is “Keep your eyes on the road”. So a driver of a vehicle crossing the Gladstone Road bridge must do exactly that — not let her or his eyes wander, even if there is a pleasant view.

True, passengers may, but not the driver. But many, if not the majority, of vehicles crossing the bridge have no passengers. So there is no point in changing the style of the present bridge.

What about pedestrians? I have walked across the bridge on many occasions and have enjoyed views of the river, looking over the walls. No need to change, I say.

Allan Hall

One of the first things a learner driver is told is “Keep your eyes on the road”. So a driver of a vehicle crossing the Gladstone Road bridge must do exactly that — not let her or his eyes wander, even if there is a pleasant view.

True, passengers may, but not the driver. But many, if not the majority, of vehicles crossing the bridge have no passengers. So there is no point in changing the style of the present bridge.

What about pedestrians? I have walked across the bridge on many occasions and have enjoyed views of the river, looking over the walls. No need to change, I say.

Allan Hall

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