Johnson's floated Channel bridge idea given thumbs-down


UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson's proposition to build a road traffic bridge linking England and France, which he mooted at Thursday's summit meeting between the British and French governments, has been dismissed by industrial bodies and experts as impractical and unnecessary.

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As ideas go, it has not been a resounding success. Architects, hauliers, the maritime industry, and an MP have so far expressed their scepticism about Boris Johnson’s ambition to build a 22-mile (35km) bridge across the Channel - and even the prime minister has signalled it won’t happen, reports The Guardian.