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#985273 - 29th Sep 2015 3:51pm Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire
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BIRKENHEAD Park's iconic Swiss Bridge has been "devastated" after heartless vandals set it on fire.

More than £20,000 of damage has been caused to the Grade II listed structure.

Police were called to the park at 8.30am on Sunday after a member of the public discovered the wooden bridge - built when the park first opened in 1847 - had been seriously damaged by flames.

The bridge will now require significant structural reconstruction before it can be used again.

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#985279 - 29th Sep 2015 4:15pm Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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They wont leave any thing alone !!!!!!!... Such a bloody shame .....

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#985288 - 29th Sep 2015 5:46pm Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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I agree Missy, irreplaceable if that goes a piece of History. So lovely as well . Grrrrrrr!!

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#985291 - 29th Sep 2015 6:44pm Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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Total f'wits!!!!!

When they got the grant to do the park up they said they were going to spend quite a bit on security, there is a camera covering that area, a fire would stand out like a sore thumb on night vision.
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#985353 - 30th Sep 2015 10:29am Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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I've seen lots of burn damage on there before, particularly on the sides.

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#985454 - 1st Oct 2015 2:42pm Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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#987528 - 20th Oct 2015 10:44am Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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More park damage:

Thieves smash their way into Birkenhead Park's visitor centre
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/thieves-smash-way-birkenhead-parks-10292238

Vandals steal alcohol from Birkenhead St Mary's cricket club in Birkenhead Park
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/vandals-steal-alcohol-birkenhead-st-10294495

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#987532 - 20th Oct 2015 10:57am Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark]
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Pure waste of space the ones who did this.
I do hope they do get caught,Then when found there found guilty of this crime.Name and shame the lot.

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#987538 - 20th Oct 2015 11:49am Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: snowhite]
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In both of those Echo reports, it mentions that the Swiss Bridge was damaged "by flames". Unusual terminology, I thought; usually you'd say "by fire".
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