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Two bridges, but only one gritted
3:45pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Salisbury Letters
VICTORIA Road is a cul-de-sac so pedestrians using it cross Churchill Way at the end by a footbridge.
Right next to that is another footbridge over the railway.
Imagine my surprise last Thursday going into Salisbury over these two bridges to find the first was snowless, gritted, salted and safe while the railway footbridge immediately adjoining, apparently enjoying some mini polar conditions of its own, was a treacherous slither of thick ice, snow and frost completely devoid of any grit or salt.
What is the explanation?
Had they run out of salt? Or was this the outcome of some absurd, and in the circumstances very dangerous, demarcation ruling between railway and highway property?
TOM RIDOUT, Salisbury