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Grantham Journal letter: Solution will be the simple one

A solution to Grantham's bridge-strike problems? Photo sent in by Robert Cornforth

A solution to Grantham's bridge-strike problems? Photo sent in by Robert Cornforth

I’m sure I am not the only reader to be impressed by Robert Cornforth’s excellent idea of warning signs at bridge height erected on the approaches to the Springfield Road railway bridge.

But could I suggest a possible minor modification: instead of a continuous band across the road, which could be regularly wrecked by careless drivers (some of whom may have limited English reading ability), why not put the message on a series of vertical strips e.g. plastic panels suspended on chains?

Any impact would give an audible warning to drivers and the panels would simply swing back into position.

Another thought, in today’s high-tech age it would surely be possible to install proximity sensors, set at the appropriate height, which would activate flashing red lights – therefore no language problems.

That said, the simplest solutions are usually the best, so well done Robert.

Brian Bruce

Colsterworth

 

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