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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Scene of the Accident

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8 weeks after the accident, we returned to the scene to see if the city did what they said they were going to do...make the bridge safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Perpetual shade and moist wooden planking made for a slippery and dangerous ride. Add to that the strange little bend at the entrance and you're asking for trouble. They power-washed the bridge, drilled drainage holes, and coated the planks with an industrial sand-gritted paint. TOM busted four ribs at this spot and he was not the only one to be injured. Over the last 2 years there have been several other injuries, one severly. I just hope the solution implemented by the city is a good one and no one else gets hurt.
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3 comments:

Kate said...

Looks like more than signage is needed to make the bridge safer; probably some structural changes. Accidents certainly are scary reminders of how quickly life can change.

Hilda said...

Sounds like they're doing what they can. I hope no one gets hurt anymore. Maybe people can just walk the bridge.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope so too Barb, its such a shock to the system when you slip and fall. You'll have to keep an eye on things and let us know how its woking.