Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bats fail to save Leicester's Bowstring Bridge

They are very good at catching insects on the wing and narrowly avoiding David Attenborough's head, but when it comes to saving Leicester's industrial heritage bats are useless.

The Leicester Mercury reports:

A wildlife survey of the Bowstring Bridge has found no protected species.

It was hoped the discovery of endangered wildlife could have delayed the impending demolition of the Victorian landmark.

But independent experts used by Leicester City Council looked at the bridge and its arches for bats on August 15 and found no sign of them.

It wouldn't have taken much of an effort, but they were not prepared to help.

I would have added another of my extensive collection of pictures of the bridge, but I think you all know what it looks like by now.

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