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CEMETERY BRIDGE.

(.To tiie Editor.)

Sir.-l'emclery Bridge! "Who is responsible for this structure? If it is unsafe for traffic, why is it not closed ami put into proper repair? It is, I think, tho only bridge in Auckland, and evidently the authorities themselves consider it o such a ginger-bread build that they will not allow a man or boy to walk over it. Further, the ladies and children are told to "break step," whatever that means. .1 consider whoever was responsible foi tho management of this tin-pot structure. called a footbridge on Saturday last should have provided for males bom;; told at the top of tiie hill on either side that they were not allowed to cross, as it was, parties oj.1 ladies and gentlemen were separated, and many of them never saw each other again owing to the crowd in the Domain. The bridge should De strengthened or replaced.—l am, etc., A. EDWIN.

(To the Editor.)

Sir.—On Saturday last a very large number of persons returning from the Domain availed themselves of the shortcut, to the city afforded.by the Cemetery Gully bridge, your correspondent being one of the number, is'otwithstanding only a limited number of persons were allowed upon the bridge at a time, yet it began to oscillate to a frightful extent almost creating a panic amongst the female portion of the pedestrians. Fortunately a gentleman upon the bridge took in the situation and asked all those upon it to stop, which they did, until the oscillation ceased, i would suggest to the authorities that four steel wire ropes, two on each aide, be affixed to the bridge and securely anchored in the gully and properly hove taut. This would effectually cure the swaying- and render the bridge very much more safe for traffic than it is at present.—l am, oic. A STITCH IN TTMI3.

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CEMETERY BRIDGE., Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 44, 21 February 1901

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CEMETERY BRIDGE. Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 44, 21 February 1901

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