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THE GRAFTON BRIDGE.

f£o the Editor.) Sir, —In a recent issue, of the "Star" I see your earnest scribe., Mr Vaile, is attempting to put Ms modest little foot down on the Grafton Bridge, as proposed, before it is erected, if you please. It does not satisfy him that the bridge is to cost £31,000, and be a beggarly 20 feet wide. That will be far too small for the tremendous traffic it is* to sustain! Let us have.it 30 or 40 feet wide, and cost forty or fifty thousand pounds; otherwise—no bridge at all. Ah! Mr Vaile, it makes a, wonderful difference on which side of the gully a person.resides. On the City side: "Time enough for the bridge by and by." On the Grafton side: '"When are we to ha\'e something to replace our old bridge?" If it were no better ,we would welcome it, if the long and tiring climb up Symonds-street were at least shortened. At the time of the poll it was understood that if the Tramway Company desired to put a line across the bridge, they should hare it widened; at their own expense. Therefore, your earnest scribe aforementioned is slightly confounding the issues involved. The bridge is' to be, above all, for the benefit of pedestrians and those elderly folk who dare not undertake the penance of crossing the gully as it is at present.— I am. etc., F. H. MORTON.

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THE GRAFTON BRIDGE., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 145, 19 June 1907

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THE GRAFTON BRIDGE. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 145, 19 June 1907

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