New Forth Road Bridge...or maybe a tunnel

Seadog

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#1
Comment on the Scottish Executive's latest idea. A second crossing of the River Forth, Edinburgh end.

Daily Telegraph - Alan Cochrane

something will most definitely be built somewhere, sometime
There is no question that a second crossing is required. What is alarming is that it seems as if engineers will not be left to their own devices but will be have to put up with interference from politicians and Civil Servants. Yes it's public money and there needs to be some oversight but as the commentator here says,

it's just that some of us remember Lord Fraser of Carmyllie's views, in his Holyrood report, about unqualified civil servants being in charge of construction projects.
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
#2
Seadog said:
Comment on the Scottish Executive's latest idea. A second crossing of the River Forth, Edinburgh end.Daily Telegraph - Alan Cochrane

something will most definitely be built somewhere, sometime
There is no question that a second crossing is required. What is alarming is that it seems as if engineers will not be left to their own devices but will be have to put up with interference from politicians and Civil Servants. Yes it's public money and there needs to be some oversight but as the commentator here says,

it's just that some of us remember Lord Fraser of Carmyllie's views, in his Holyrood report, about unqualified civil servants being in charge of construction projects.
Where's the other end? or is it a cave and not in fact a tunnel? :roll: :wink:
 

Seadog

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#4
or is it a cave
It will be if amateurs get involved in a tunnel construction. Look at the arrse they made of the Scottish Parliament project. Ten times the projected cost and then the roof started coming down.


Always a Civvy wrote
I think the construction and cost of any such project should be left until Scotlands decides its future within the Union.

Nutty
"Nutty". Comment on the proposal or identity crisis? :wink:

If Scotland goes solo, I don't imagine the remainder of the Union will contribute. It may be a ploy and a 'fair' one to steer Scottish voters away from the Nats.
 
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