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Who needs bridges, anyway?

I have managed to empty out my distaff yesterday, so I was actually planning to go and take photographs of the dressing this morning. Then, however, I read some blogs. And was stunned.

Imagine you have a bridge that was built in the 13th century. There were repairs, sure, and major restauration after the war, and one of the three arches was then re-built with a larger opening for better passing of ships. Still… it’s a piece of history.

There’s such a bridge in Tournai, and it’s in danger of being torn down to make way for a new bridge with even larger openings, in preparation of a channel whose realisation is not even a sure thing yet.

Luckily, we live in the Age of the Internet, and there’s a petition against the demolition. (For those of you not reading French, “je signe” means “I sign”, so that’s the button you want.) The person who started the petition has also written up some info about the bridge and the project, and that’s in English.

The usual remains to say – please sign, share, and nag your friends with it…

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