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« on: June 08, 2022, 11:34:07 am »

Looks as if the ill-fated plan for the Lostwithiel footbridge is actually getting somewhere!

£1.8m bridge in the works could stop trespassing on train lines.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2022, 11:57:19 am »

Forgive me for not knowing the correct info,but I thought any new or replacement foot bridges had to be wheel chair compliant.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2022, 12:54:17 pm »

Forgive me for not knowing the correct info,but I thought any new or replacement foot bridges had to be wheel chair compliant.
Possibly under the Equality Act 2010? Though I think that perhaps doesn't apply to railway structures. Anyway, at the moment they seem to be dealing with it by making a promise:
The design of the footbridge also accommodates the future installation of lifts, which subject to future funding being approved, will enable the footbridge to provide connectivity to the station and town for all users.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2022, 01:14:11 pm »

I don’t think footbridge replacements having to have lifts or ramps is a general 100% requirement.  Every now and again a station footbridge is replaced like for like, an example near me was Woolston.  It was a life expired concrete structure, now it’s a modern steel equivalent.  That was within the last ten years or so and presumably legit.  The EWR reopening project is providing new steel footbridges at various places to replace foot crossings, but they aren’t providing ramps as well, again, that’s happening now so can only assume it’s legal. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2022, 10:07:10 pm »

Also there is already level access to both platforms so I don't think the  new footbridge can be seen as fundamental to enabling disabled access.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 06:33:44 pm »

According to this piece in The Construction Index,
Lostwithiel and Llanharan are at similar stages, PACE» (Police & Criminal Evidence Act - about) 2 (Grip 4 & 5 Design – according to the Governance for Railway Investment Projects procedures). Actually delivery remains a few months away.
It's going to be one of Taziker's "Legacy FRP bridge designs" - a plastic bridge, in other words. The article says this is an 'access for all' footbridge, which I'm sure is wrong. AFA-ready, more like. There is further here from Taziker about how they have a lift for these bridges, designed for quick installation and for reliability.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2023, 12:43:22 am »

Anyone heard any news on this recently?
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2023, 07:45:18 pm »

Manufacturing of the bridge is reported to be starting this week, with full factory assembly, before dismanting and transporting to Lostwithiel, with a view to installation before year end.
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