Scarborough Bridge work: impressive signage

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The signs around the site while the work was taking place on Scarborough Bridge deserve a special mention. A lot of thought went into these signs. If only all large projects in the city were so well explained to us.

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A lego model of the bridge work got a lot of attention as an impressive explanatory aid as well as a bit of fun, but more important to those of us who regularly use the bridge and riverside walkways was having clear information on exactly what would be closed and when.

One of the signs also offered interesting facts and figures:

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Some of the signs were rather beautifully worded, almost poetic. I noticed too the repeated use of the word ‘our’, and the emphasis on connections, in the way these signs were phrased. Very nicely done.

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‘Considerate structural reconstruction': what a lovely use of language. And ‘our 140 year old coastal connection’.

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Excellent work, and let’s hope the signs are as interesting and helpful when City of York Council get around to replacing the pedestrian section of this, our Scarborough Bridge.

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