Thursday, November 12, 2009

Last hope gone for Leicester's Bowstring Bridge

From this evening's Leicester Mercury:
A last-ditch effort to save Leicester's historic Bowstring Bridge from demolition has failed.

Campaigners' final hopes of preventing the destruction of the bridge in the West End were dashed yesterday when their latest appeal to have the Victorian landmark listed was turned down.

The application was rejected by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which upheld an earlier decision by English Heritage.

It was ruled that the bridge was not of sufficient architectural or historical interest.
I don't blame them: I blame Leicester City Council.

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