Oh No We Can't : Oh Yes We Can
The temporary walkway to allow pedestrian and cycle access to the "wet end" whilst the boardwalk pier as being rebuilt was only temporary ...
... being made of scaffolding poles with a plyood deck. It was well lit for night time use.
It was originally revealed that a permanent solution would not be tolerated by English Heritage. It would spoil the view of and from the Pier.
Thus there was much excitement when plans were announced to construct a permanent walkway and cycle track where the temporary work once sat. Initial artist's impressions were superb.
This was finally confirms by this piece of depressing (for cyclists) news.
But what about the cover? Are those little shelters all that is available? Do you shelter from the monsoon and miss your ferry?
Photographs recently received from Alan (our senior IoW correspondent - he likes to br called senior although he is the only one!) show huge new beams of timber near the Pier Head ...
Before we leave the tramway pier, a couple of pictures of the trams snoozing peacefully at the "dry end", Ryde Esplanade station.
And, talking of Southern Vectis, they had a sales kiosk at the Pier Head as well.it wasn't all on line. There was no line for it to be "on". Back then, you had to suffer the crushing indignity but high reliability of talking to a real person.
But, back then, the companies wanted to encourage passengers to travel with them. Now they don't seem as interested.
Confirmation was received late yesterday evening from Alan that there will be NO COVER for the walkway, despite all the previously published pretty pictures.
Next Missing Pier Road blog : Thursday 2nd February
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