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Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire #985273
29th Sep 2015 2:51pm
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BIRKENHEAD Park's iconic Swiss Bridge has been "devastated" after heartless vandals set it on fire.

More than Ł20,000 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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Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #985279
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They wont leave any thing alone !!!!!!!... Such a bloody shame .....

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

Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #985291
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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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Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #985353
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I've seen lots of burn damage on there before, particularly on the sides.

Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #985454
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Pictures from today.
Sad.


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Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #987528
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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

Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: Mark] #987532
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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.

Re: Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire [Re: snowhite] #987538
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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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