A bridge on a road to nowhere

We have been advised that the works to the Ninfield Road Bridge is scheduled for completion in mid to late August, this year.

As we live in close proximity to this monolith we are obviously pleased that the end is now in sight. We can only hope that the six-day working, noise, disruption and the rerouting of traffic have resulted in a monument to bridge building of which, those that live in Sidley and surrounding environs, can be truly proud.

Once open to the public will we be amazed at the splendid design?

Will there be a vaulted coffered ceiling to the underside?

Perhaps there will be bottle balustrades and pedestals to the upper level and ionic columns with entablature all finished in a honey coloured Bath stone?

Of course not! What we are more likely to behold is mass reinforced concrete with brick walled parapets on either side of the road (let’s hope they are high enough this time ).

It just feels that for the time taken and obvious cost of the resulting edifice it should resemble the Bolognetti Palazzo in Rome instead of a bridge of nothingness on a new road to nowhere.

Geoff Martin

Highfield Gardens

Bexhill

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.bexhillobserver.net/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bexhillobserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.