Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by John, 13th Jun 2012.
This is what H&S look like back in the 1960's
It wasn't much better in the 1970s
Good old John Noaks. Not a safety harness in sight.....
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To be fair they bridge is really steep, even just walking across it, I guess they’ve decided it’s too steep, or maybe they’ve had too many accidents on it.
It does block the park off a bit now though, as you have to walk all the way round the back of the big one to get to anything that side.
Mind you put it this way, with Blackpool's notorious high wind present mostly 98% of the time it'll dry really quickly.
That ramp was absolutely lethal in the rain, let alone in icy conditions. I would hardly call it an instance of "H&S gone mad", more one of common sense prevailing.
Hopefully it is replaced with a more safe alternative.
I never understood why it was made out of the most slippy material possible . I've fallen down so many times on that bridge over the years, it's a bit of a running joke now. Sad to see it go, was fun in the rain
The bridge was barely used until the last few years but due to the changes around the park it had became a major route so as its use has increased I'd imagine more incidents have occurred. It definitely seemed rather slippery back in October/November. Hopefully they can just flatten the bridge so the incline isn't as steep.
Yeah it was lethal when it rained, my issue is that they've just closed it off rather than replacing it.
Since the Tom Sawyer went it's become quite crucial to navigating the park, IMO.
How I miss being able to get from the Dipper to PMBO in 30 seconds... Such a pain now having to walk through Avalanche's overcrowded area.
I Hope they resurface it with an anti slip compound. As it will cut down on incidents and is cost affective then re profiling the bridge
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This bridge needs replacing ASAP. BPB is enough of a problem when it comes to moving around these days. I am still not a fan of having to walk into Nick Land to access the Streak, then with the removal of the TS bridge and now this!
I miss the days of leaving the Dipper and being on the Coaster literally about 30 seconds later!
I may not be a BPB regular, but as I recall, that bridge was lethal even when bone dry in the middle of summer.
... Or was that just the 35 liters of boozamahol I had consumed?
Just a stupidly steep bridge in general
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When it rained on my first rainy visits I slapped down on that bridge three times in two visits. Never attempted to walk up it from avalanche since, and if I'm heading back from the big one I sat on it and slid down.
It sounds like I’m in the minority here, but I thought the tread on the bridge offered adequate slip resistance. It’s just nowadays anything more than a mild incline appears to have to be designated as a slip hazard by default.
How things have changed in 12 months as regards BPB discussion. From ICON, to the slip resistance of a path...
Could this be BPB’s Air Tunnel??
So proud to be a part of this community.
I wish I hadn’t asked now! Personally I’ve never gone A over T on it, but I can’t imagine pushing a pram over it
Another one to add to the collection
Can't believe Merlin have leaked the first images from the AT Dungeon so long before opening day!
I’m not a massive fan of pin badges in general, but it was good to see some new retro design ones amongst the new merch last weekend. Old park logos, Monster, Noah’s Ark, etc. I would love to see a Log Flume one, with the orange & white station lettering on them. Or even better; fridge magnets of all these
I'd taken some photos of these the other weekend, I'll upload them when I have a min.
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