The reasons Network Rail say the footbridge at Strathbungo has to go are
- It is too low to allow clearance for the electric overhead wires.
- It is too dangerous as members of the public can poke objects through the lattice and risk electrocution.
Network Rail have proposed a higher bridge, with glass sides for protection.
A local, Seamus Phillips, created an interesting alternative approach, raising the existing bridge, and providing glass protection panels.
It is such a shame Network Rail have no prior experience of such a project.
Meanwhile, in other news
Here’s how Network Rail raised and restored the footbridge at Stirling Station to allow for electrification. How clever!
You can read more about it on their website.