Stansty bridge crash

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  • #98756
    Rondetto
    Rondetto
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    Yet again another crash in the bridge at stansty. I see smashed glass there most weeks, how long can this go on
    before something is done? The problems started some years ago when the likes of Homebase, Boots and other outlets
    opened there. Vans of all sizes bomb through there making it a lottery whether cars and vans slow down on the approach.

    #98768

    Born Acorn
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    I own a large car and have never had any incidents in the bridge. I rarely need to stop – only when you get the nervous driver who seems oblivious to the two foot gap between their car and the wall.

    The permanent solution would be an overbridge and removing the footway, widening the road.

    #98776

    MP1953
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    Yes I agree, there is plenty of room for two cars to go through even vans but a lot of drivers seem to want 2 or 3 foot either side of them !!

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #98808

    Lemonpopsical
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    Bravo, you must both feel very accomplished.

    #98826

    zinger
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    The footpath under the bridge was added later. It was never intended to be there so why not move it? Most of the accidents are due to impatience. A simple give way sign at the Plas Coch end is all that is needed.

    #98845

    jok
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    I agree with Zinger to a certain extent and it could work. The problem I foresee with a give way sign only at the Plas Coch end is that drivers approaching from that side would have to almost enter the underpass, which is at that point the narrowest, before they can see the approaching traffic. If traffic from either direction had to give way to traffic already under the bridge the problem would be solved as long as everyone observed this. I think we all know that making the underpass one way would be catastrophic.

    #98846
    Bish
    Bish
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    At the moment a lot of drivers do stop at the Plas Coch end and give way, the problem occurs when you have idiots speeding through or the numpties who are intent on going in the middle of the road to avoid the sides.

    #98849

    zinger
    Participant

    Giving way at either end would be fine too, apart from the build up of traffic back to the main road at busy periods. Coming from the town end you can actually see what is coming at you but at the Plas Coch end, as Jok says, you have to get right up to the bridge. I am one of those people who pauses at that end anyway but then I have travelled through it for a good number of years & respect it. When they built the footpath they obviously didn’t foresee the future volume of traffic.

    #98859

    MP1953
    Participant

    Still say there is plenty of room for two cars to go under there at the same time :) ;)

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #98873

    zinger
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    I agree that there is plenty of room if everyone keeps to their side of the road but at the Plas Coch end you don’t see the approaching traffic and the positioning of it until you are almost into the bridge. I wait until cars right at the end clear before going in. No problem passing once you are under the bridge but that bend can be a bit tight. People coming from town end see a clear run & often take the centre line.

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