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GUEST,Andy Whitby bridge out - Possible Festival problems? (80* d) Whitby bridge. Poss. Festival problems? 25 Jul 10

Firstly, Must state that I don't want to be alarmist but here's the story.
Went with Mrs A, to Whitby today. Lovely weather, had a good walk, great couple of pints and excellent fish and chips. Problem though, the bridge in the middle of town is broken and closed to road and pedestrian traffic!Its open to seafaring traffic only.Cars, buses, horses and carts and the likes of you and me can only get from one side to the other by a ferry,(at a cost of 1 each way), a free shuttle bus, which is inadequate, or a taxi, which is expensive.
Local traders are incensed about this inconvenience and damage to their trade and I saw notices advertising meetings at various places, to chew over the issue.
Upon questioning a few locals, it seems that the estimated time for the bridge repair to be completed ranges from one, to eight weeks.
If it's the latter, it will seriously impinge upon folkies at the festival. Imagine having your freedom to roam at will and partake of all the festival's delights curtailed by having to pay a quid (and stand in a queue) every time you want to cross from the East side to the West (or vice-versa). God knows, I must cross over four or five times a day when at the festival! What about families? It's gonna cost them a fortune!

The big question is, can any Whitby catters throw light on the issue or seek out and provide some 'official' or reliable information. It's certainly got me worried.



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