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Wobble costs us status


I've read it all now (NCE 22 June). Imagine a footbridge being used by pedestrians. Lots of them. Not even walking in step. Was this possibility not considered, and the risk of 'excessive' sway designed out?

Your poll verdict (same issue) brought forward the idea that 'the ICE should continue its promotion of the profession . . . so that one day we may get the same recognition that engineers enjoy overseas.'

Looks like we deserve what we have got if the Millennium Footbridge is anything to go by.

David Nimmo Smith, Nimmosmith@tesco. net

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