Third Bridge – debunking a myth

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What is the most famous ancient belief that’s subsequently been disproved?  A flat earth?  Heat coming from caloric?  The existence of aether?  The earth as the centre of the universe?  The guy who sculpted the Forbury Lion killed himself?  Well, it turns out we have a new candidate to top them all: a third Reading bridge would increase traffic in South Oxfordshire.  This long-standing principle has been central to opposition to the new crossing from the north bank for decades, but according to a new report it’s been sensationally disproved.  Continue reading “Third Bridge – debunking a myth”

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Third Bridge – debunking a myth

The Third Reading Bridge

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You can’t write a blog about Reading without tackling the longest standing local talking point.  Awful traffic jams on all approaches to the existing Caversham and Reading Bridges are the bane of lives both sides of the river – it’s not hard to see why more capacity is needed.  When it comes to Reading’s Third Bridge saga, the only difficult question to answer is for exactly how many decades this idea has been discussed and procrastinated: I’m afraid I can’t do any better than ‘many’.

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The Third Reading Bridge