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Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 17:22
Wigan to get a six fgure sum to help keep on top of potholes...

There's one in my street that needs doing ta...

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/council-gets-more-cash-to-tackle-pothole-menace-1-8332551
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 17:26
Hurrah

The Ringspot Cycle will have a smoother ride. And the pedestrians on the flags will have more room.

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:00
They mended a set of potholes in Bickershaw Lane a few months ago.  They're now back with a vengence!   Rolling Eyes
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:01
Go over the partington toll road. BY the crin the pot holes are bad.

I nearly shot over the handlebars because of one recently. I thought I had broken my wrist.


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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:05
Mac, 'Warburton' Toll Bridge? I think, not certain though, that it's a private road.
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:05
@Mac wrote:Go over the partington toll road. BY the crin the pot holes are bad.

I nearly shot over the handlebars because of one recently. I thought I had broken my wrist.

And we all know what really damaged your wrist, dearie! affraid

Where there's blame etc. is it?
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:10
@tonker wrote:Mac, 'Warburton' Toll Bridge?  I think, not certain though, that it's a private road.


Its the land between the bridge and the pay kiosk that you pay for not the bridge
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:22
A few months ago 3 stretches of road were "top dressed" with tar slurry and gravel. Manchester Road Ince, Wigan Road Bryn and one other...

The state of these stretches is now dreadful, not to mention the tons of tarry marks all over peoples' cars mine included..
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:22
Yes, it's warburton toll rd. The owners own the land after the bridge until the toll booth (there are two there, apparently they are so close together you don't notice. Anyway, they only own the bit of the road that it under the toll booth. There is a sign there now stating the council are aware of the issue.


Cheers, mache, just seen your post


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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:23
I think this is a good idea.


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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:25
What about the cats?

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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:25
I just this second found this (Google). This is Warburton Toll Booth, owned by the Manchester Ship Canal Company.


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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:27
It's 14p to go one weay, or 25o two way, and they very recently stopped me on the bike and told me I have to pay to use it from now on.

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:52
We drive over Warburton Bridge quite regularly in Summer.

Always makes me laugh as there is a "DANGER WEAK BRIDGE" sign as you drive

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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 18:55
There's true. Very Happy

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:08
Rixton and Warburton Toll Bridge Act 1863 (Hansard)

The Warburton Bridge ... was built in 1863, at a cost of £550, recoverable by toll to be paid at the toll house still extant.
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:12
I know, I asked about it, and yet it costs 14 one way or 25p return return. Yesterday they (toll booth workers) caused a jam a chap had to pay with tenner. There was a 100 car queue , and that was on the road to partington only.


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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:19
1863? Interesting, seeing as the canal construction did not commence until 1887
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:22
The toll booth

Warburton Bridge is a privately owned statutory tolled undertaking which incorporates a public highway road length. The high-level cantilever bridge crosses the Manchester Ship Canal on the B5159 road, connecting the A57 with the A6144, and was commissioned under the Rixton & Warburton Bridge Act 1863. The original stone bridge spanned the River Mersey prior to its later diversion into the Manchester Ship Canal. Both bridges and the unadopted approach roads are privately maintained. It is one of the few remaining pre-motorway toll bridges in the United Kingdom, and the only one in Greater Manchester.

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:24
@mache wrote:1863? Interesting, seeing as the canal construction did not commence until 1887

There's two bridges there. One went over the Mersey before it was diverted for the canal filling.
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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:25
See post above. Razz

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:26
Anyway, bleedin' pot holes in Wigan eh....Soon to be filled in, there's good news!

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Re: Pot Holes

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 19:30
They'll be back in a few months, because they won't do a proper job!
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