Snowdonia Society Slams Ugly Bridge
Watchdog organisation the Snowdonia Society is up in arms over a new footbridge in the hills near Capel Curig which it describes as 'resembling a wooden bedstead'. How bad is it? Judge for yourself...
Posted: 4 August 2006
The Snowdonia Society have slammed a newly-built footbridge in the
hills above Capel Curig as "insensitive, unnecessary and ugly".
The new bridge, near Lyn Crafnant, apparently installed by Conwy County Borough Council to replace an old double-piped concrete
bridge and despite crossing a small mountain stream less than
six-foot across, is around six-feet high with dubious
Anyway, judge for yourself, here it is...
The Society had been restoring the path on which the bridge lies
using traditional stone-pitching techniques and was planning to look
at creating a more appropriate bridge when the new one appeared
The Society says it has written to the County Council but eight
weeks later has received no response.
"We're therefore convinced that common sense must prevail and
something far more appropriate should be installed," they say and
have offered to meet with officers to share ideas for a more
sympathetic bridge drawn up by a professional local designer.
The Society is asking people in agreement with its views to write
to Conwy County Borough Council. Letters should be sent to: Head of
Highways and Transportation, CCBC, The Heath, Penmaenmawr Road,
Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PF.
Slightly ironically, the Snowdonia Society HQ is at the famous
'Ugly House' on the A5 near Capel. Now they have an Ugly Bridge to
More about the Snowdonia Society at www.cymdeithas-eryri.org.uk
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Sweet baby jesus and all the little orphans....
How much did that thing cost? I could have made a cheaper, more aesthetically pleasing one i'm sure...
'Mr James added: "It's also ru-
moured the new bridge's 6ft high parapets were necessary for horses which don't like looking down on fast flowing water.
"But all riders we've spoken to say they would ford such a small stream rather than using the bridge." '
I'd second that...
Posted: 04/08/2006 at 16:10