However, they are ONLY bridges, and bridges can be made and rebuilt. The problem is the lack of communications for the towns and surrounding villages, which affects everything, not least the provision of food.
But still that’s no problem for a creative, well-fed and well-organised, industrialised country like ourselves. Is it?
By the use of their modern replacement, the Mabey Logistic Support Bridge, the towns of Cockermouth and Workington should all be fully connected by next Monday with Bailey Bridges, if our government and the people employed to plan for disasters do their jobs properly!
Places like Bosnia, Iraq, Germany – anywhere that’s had it’s infrastructure blitzed by warfare or natural disaster, all have long-lasting evidence of the effectiveness of these things.
The bridges can span 200m, take a 60T tank and only take 4-6 days to make!
If you need a wider bridge, erect two!
It’s not a problem. Just do it.